The Bear Yuba Land Trust is increasing it’s holdings with the recent purchase of a 652 acre cattle ranch near Garden Bar on the Bear River. Land Trust executive Director, Marty Coleman-Hunt, says the property will be continue to be used as grazing land which is a proper way to manage the land.
Early on in the Land Trust’s plans to purchase the property, South Sutter Water district announced plans to build a dam at Garden Bar which would have flooded much of the property. Coleman-Hunt says when the dam project was shelved, the Bear Yuba Land Trust was free to move forward.
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Eventually grass feed cattle will roam the land and the public will also have access.
Friday morning’s at 9 o’clock the Bear Yuba Land Trust also invites the public to a free guided hike. Meet at Hershman’s Pond trail, it starts at Cement Hill and Highway 49 across from the Rood Center and goes for about 2 miles.