Bear River

Funded by a grant from the California Natural Resources Agency, this Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant will focus on the community of Plumas Lake in Yuba County to create a multi-use trail.

About the Project

The Bear River Habitat Trail Project was developed through a relationship between the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Yuba County under the regional Greenprint Initiative. A proposal for the Bear River Habitat Trail Project was submitted to the California Department of Natural Resources in mid-2014 to request funding under the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program which would allow us to complete a habitat corridor along a multi-use trail, portions of which had yet to be paved.

In order for the habitat corridor to be easily accessed by people, we proposed to complete the paving of the parking lot and trail along which native plants would be established. The project was approved for funding June 2015 and trail construction began November 2015. Tree and native vegetation planting will begin January 2016 and a second phase will occur November 2016 - March 2017.