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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...

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...

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