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 to complete a habitat corridor along a multi-use trail directly east of the Plumas Lake community.

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The Project Plan

The Bear River Habitat Trail project is occurring on properties owned and managed by Yuba County, which are located adjacent to the Plumas Lake Community. The habitat created by the newly established plants will provide an important link for wildlife. For more information or questions email our team or call 916-974-4325.

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Volunteers Needed

This project relies heavily on community volunteers to help reduce the costs of planting and caring for more than 5,000 new native plants. There are many ways to get involved and help shape the future of this community open space area. We want you to come plant with us. Take a look at our list of volunteer events and register to help. Sign up for our project newsletter to stay on top of current events and opportunities.

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Community Volunteers are the Heart of our Work

Community volunteers are the heart of the work undertaken by the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Bear River Habitat Trail in Plumas Lake is no exception.

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Kick-off Planting at Bear River a HUGE Success!

$470,000 Grant Awarded for Plumas Lake Project

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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Earth Day Site Care

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, April 22 8:45A - 12:00P

Spend some time on Earth Day with us at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Tasks will consist of weeding, tree care, other site care duties, and possible tree planting at one of our habitat restoration sites. The seedlings at this site were planted in 2015/2016 and were greatly impacted by last years flooding. These trees need some TLC!


National Arbor Day Planting

Del Paso Heights

Saturday, April 28 8:45A - 12:00P

This community volunteer day is focused on planting shade trees in partnership with Terkensha Associates, Green Tech, and the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance to enhance the urban forest in the community of Del Paso Heights, North Sacramento. All are welcome to attend. Our goal is to plant at least 12 trees and conduct site care. This is a great family event!