A January walk around the Black Swan

A January walk around the Black Swan

On a cool January day, Conor and Logan Egan took a walk around the Black Swan and down to Deer Creek.  Here are a few of Conor’s outstanding photos (or check out his...
Bear Yuba Land Trust expands Black Swan Preserve!

Bear Yuba Land Trust expands Black Swan Preserve!

In a deal that’s been years in the making, the Bear Yuba Land Trust has just acquired an additional 15 acres of the beautiful and historic Black Swan Preserve, which now includes all of the pond and wetland areas, as well as the breathtaking Black Swan Trail....

Land Trust Smarty Pants Ride takes Blue Point by storm!

October 4th was an amazing day on Blue Point, just west of Excelsior. Thank you, Fran Cole, for organizing this fun ride, and for loaning me your sweet horse Grace, who was amazing, and very patient. Over twenty contestants and almost as many volunteers rode across...

WCB Approves Black Swan Acquisition

Yesterday was another great day for conservation along the lower Yuba River – the Wildlife Conservation Board approved the acquisition of Phase 2 of the Black Swan, 108 gorgeous acres between Highway 20 and the Yuba River. This means that to date almost 600 acres of...

Another great day for conservation at Excelsior!

Our good friends at the Bear-Yuba Land Trust are now the proud conservation-owners of 50 acres of the Black Swan, including the historic gold-bearing escarpments and wildlife-rich lakes. We’ll be working together on a trail through to the Yuba Narrows Ranch which...

Blue Point Mine/Black Swan Diggings EquiTrek

Presented by the Bear-Yuba Land Trust, January 2012 The ride started at Blue Point Mine, once one of the richest hydraulic mines in the state – though all that now remains of the multi-million dollar industry are looming escarpments and lush wildlife-rich ponds...