Thank you to everyone who donated to our FUNdraiser!

If your name is Ana Pimsler and you live in Grass Valley then you are the proud new owner of the New Belgium Cruiser. Congratulations! Ana is an 8th grade math teacher and avid mountain bike rider, hiker and trail lover. Thank you Ana and all others who donated!

In the end we raised $8065 for the trails in Auburn and Folsom area. What an amazing effort and show of support we saw from individuals, bike shops, high school teams and trail lovers.  Read More »

Cycling Development donates $1000 to the trails in Auburn & Folsom!

(El Dorado Hills, CA) -- Cycling Development, the Sacramento region’s largest high school mountain biking program, is proud to announce its donation of $1,000 to a trail repair fundraising campaign coordinated by Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS).

With nearly 70 student-athletes and more than a couple dozen volunteer coaches and ride leaders regularly utilizing multi-use trails in Granite Bay and Auburn State Recreation Area, Cycling Development’s Board of Directors agreed to “give back” to these heavily used trails by making a donation that will benefit everyone that uses these trails.

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Victory Velo showing major support for the Auburn/Folsom trails

Victory Velo Bike shop has stepped up to improve the local trails in Auburn and Folsom with $1000 dollars in matching funds for the Auburn/Folsom FUNdraiser!

Starting NOW every $5 contribution towards the FUNdraiser will be matched by @Victory Velo Bike Shop in Auburn, up to $1,000 in matching funds! We’ve raised just over $3,700 so far but we need $10,000 to restore badly damaged trails in Auburn and Folsom State Recreation Areas.

Now we need to step up to match Victory Velo’s lead! Let’s match that $1000!!! Donate or share this great news!  Read More »

Lost Sierra Endurance Run Canceled

For Immediate Release

Date: January 5, 2015

Lost Sierra Endurance Run Canceled

Graeagle, California - The Plumas Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District is requiring SBTS to enter into a cost recovery process for the Lost Sierra Endurance Run. The processing fee is $6,186.58 and will be used for the District Wildlife Biologist to write a Biological Analysis and Evaluation and consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the event’s effects on the endangered Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog. Some of the fees will be used for review and processing the permit. 

Due to the high cost of the recovery fee, SBTS's inability to bear the expense, and the possibility the report could be negative towards the production of the event, SBTS is forced to cancel the Lost Sierra Endurance Run.

Thank you for your support of the Lost Sierra Endurance Run, it has been a pleasure to produce it.


2014 Year in review

When any of us invest our time or money we want a return on that investment, whether through a rewarding experience, empowerment of people or financial benefit. We believe that our Trail Program embodies a combination of important investment facets - involving the public in rewarding projects in amazing places, leveraging public and private funds through in-kind contributions (sometimes as much as 1500%) and most importantly for us, strengthening our community by creating local employment and attracting tourism as we transition our fragile local economy from resource extraction to recreation. 

The scope of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship project involvement can be difficult to easily convey at times. Multiple work crews are often concurrently working different funded projects - at differing stages of completion - and those projects are happening alongside educational curriculums, volunteer trail workdays, fundraising events and social gatherings. It can seem chaotic from within, until we step back and take stock and realize just what we’ve managed to pull off in the course of a year, thanks hugely to the unflagging support of our partners, members and friends.

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Mount Hough Progress December 2014

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship returned to work on the Mt. Hough OHV trail system after being snowed out last week. When the SBTS crew got back on the hill the main priority was to get the tractor out of the snow and down to lower elevation where it could continue digging. It took all day but after a bit of snow shoveling and several hours of cold feet the crew got the tractor to a point where they were able to move it with a trailer. The crew moved the tractor down to where section 4 hits the dirt road.


The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship trail crew continues working on Mt. Hough section five, reconstructing trail to modern OHV standards. This section of trail runs on an old logging haul road that is currently closed but going to be used for an upcoming timber sale.

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Ibis and SBTS

Ibis has a long-standing relationship (or should we say love affair?) with us here at the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship ( They've helped us raise a bunch of money for trail building in the Downieville and Graeagle area.

Here's a short video they shot at the Downieville Classic this year, talking about the trails, the Stewardship, Mills Peak Trail, and some of the raffles.

Thank you Ibis for the continued partnership and love!

Ibis has a long-standing relationship (or should we say love affair?) with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship ( We've helped them raise a bunch of money for trail building in the Downieville and Graeagle area. Here's a short video we shot at the Downieville Classic this year, talking about the trails, the Stewardship, Mills Peak Trail, and some of our raffles. 
Please consider joining the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at

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Foresthill Divide Loop, Culvert, and Granite Bay Trails

The purpose of the following Auburn and Granite Bay State Park areas trail restoration fundraising is to allow us to conduct and complete trail work. This work is intended to repair poor drainage causing compounded impact to resources through hydraulic and user erosion of the trail tread.

The goal is to restore and preserve the natural and recreational resources within or parallel to existing trail corridors of the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail, the lower section of the Culvert Trail, and several areas of the Granite Bay Trails.

This will be primarily accomplished through improved drainage by installing rolling drainage dips and stone armoring in some cases to re-establish and preserve existing trail tread and reduce erosion concerns that are increasing over time. All of these trail restoration techniques are considered to be within the best management practices of State Parks trail policy.  Read More »

Trailfest March 7th, 2015 - Save the Date!

Last year was a major hit & we hope to make this year even better!

check out the photos from last year

Bust out your best black and white ensemble, and get to Nakoma Resort on March 7th. Doors open at 5pm and join SBTS for a fun filled event. There will be libations, food, auctions live and silent, updates on Stewardship projects… and a casino! Yep, Blackjack, Texas Hold-em, Roulette wheels and Craps, we are going to be running a casino for your entertainment and our fundraising. 

This is an important fundraiser for us, as well as an opportunity to gather and showcase our projects while also having some fun. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Tickets are for sale online only, and each ticket purchased also receives a raffle ticket at the event for a chance to win door prizes.

purchase tickets for Trailfest here!  Read More »

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