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$74K timber-management grant awarded
Bear Yuba Land Trust recently receive a $74,550 in grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board to complete a timber-management plan on approximately 2,000 acres of mixed conifer forest in the North and Middle Yuba River watersheds.

The Non-Industrial Timber Management Plan will guide future management actions within forests of Rice’s Crossing Preserve, a 2,706-acre property owned by BYLT and located along a six-mile span of the river corridor.

“Having the opportunity to study wildlife, plants and ecosystem functions on the lands we conserve is essential to upholding our goals of protecting critical wildlife habitats and restoring ecosystems to the best of our ability based on scientific data we collect,” Director of Land Stewardship Erin Tarr said in a press release.

In August, BYLT received $312,000 in grant funding to develop multi-use, public recreation amenities for Rice’s Crossing Preserve, work that is set to start this year.