Deer Creek Property Acquired for the Nisenan People

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Board Chairman of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) Niel Locke announced to the Nevada City Council that CHIRP had successfully acquired a 32-acre property on Deer Creek earlier this fall. At long last and after a multi-year acquisition process, the land has been returned to the original […]

Rice’s Crossing Acquired: Six Miles of Yuba River Purchased

In 2008, The Sierra Fund, in partnership with a number of other agencies and organizations, won a $1 million grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire the Rice’s Crossing Property on the Middle Yuba River. That grant became one piece of the funding puzzle that has now been completed: the Bear Yuba Land Trust has now acquired this 2,706 acre parcel which spans 9.5 miles of the Yuba River, and was a high priority target in our partners’ vision for a 25-mile Yuba River Parkway.