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Land Trust Buys 652 Acre Cattle Ranch

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.

Click here to listen to Marty Coleman-Hunt

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.
click here to listen to Marty Coleman-Hunt

Eventually grass feed cattle will roam the land and the public will also have access.

click here to listen to Marty Coleman-Hunt

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.

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