Bear Yuba Land Trust
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Mission Statement: Bear Yuba Land Trust exists to PROTECT and DEFEND the natural and working lands of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds and EMPOWER healthy, resilient communities through nature access and education.
Organization Description: Since 1990, BYLT has been a conservation leader in our region, saving more than 15,000 acres of Sierra Nevada and foothill forests, oak woodlands, meadows, riparian habitat, farms and ranches. Joining in the efforts of over 1,800 land trusts nationwide, BYLT works with willing landowners, other nonprofit organizations and community supporters to permanently protect critical landscapes through voluntary conservation easements, fee acquisitions, and other strategies.