Ibis and SBTS

Ibis has a long-standing relationship (or should we say love affair?) with us here at the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (http://www.sierratrails.org). 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 (http://www.sierratrails.org). 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 http://www.sierratrails.org

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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.

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Folsom/Auburn Seasonal Singletrack Stocking Stuffer FUNdraiser

The holidays are upon us, a season for thinking good thoughts of friends and family, a season of giving. While you go about your merry way this year, why not spare a thought for your local trails? They are there, year round, providing a place for you to escape the maddening crowd. They sit through rain and wind and baking heat, weathering the elements. You never hear them complaining or asking for help. Donate HERE

But make no mistake, the trails need love too, and we aren’t afraid to rattle the cup and ask on their behalf. This holiday, in conjunction with New Belgium Brewing, Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) and other regional multiuser groups, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship needs your help bringing some much-needed cheer to our trails in Folsom and Auburn State Recreation Areas. We are lining up work in 2015 supporting CA State Parks on rehabilitation of popular local trails including Foresthill Divide Loop, Culvert and Granite Bay trails.  Read More »

Boca Loyalton trail update November 2014

October 27th through the 30th

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship crew has continued working on the Boca / Loyalton rails to trails project. We put our mini excavator trail tractor on the job last week and have been cruising along focusing on removing root wads. The first thing we did with the tractor this week was dug postholes for a cattle gate near Alder Creek. The installation of the gate was smooth and will make life easier for trail traffic and the rancher. After the gate we moved along ripping root wads out of the ground with the tractor and performing finish work by hand. The brush on this section of trail is the main factor to address for sustainability. If we do not remove all the root wads in the corridor the brush can reclaim the trail in as little as a year. For the weeks total we installed one ten foot cattle gate and completed .79 miles of trail with all root wads removed form the corridor.

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Mount Hough Workday recap November 2014

First off a huge thank you to our partners for this workday! Sierra Cycles, Hangtown Electric and The Brewing Lair. Thank you both for providing us with resources for food & libations for ALL of our volunteers. We couldn't do what we do without you.

The SBTS crew met at 9 a.m. at the four corners moto track on Mt. Hough and waited until about 9:45 before we started the work party. These things always start off slow, but we ended up with 43 volunteers on the sign in sheet, the local Boy Scouts and two Forest Service employees form the Mt. Hough ranger station who both participated in the work process. Even though we are getting into winter we still had a great turnout for the Mt. Hough trail day. 

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Want to see more trails in Plumas County?

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors voted to accept the Bucks Trail Feasibility Study that SBTS has been working on for the past few years, and they have released it to the public. 

Plumas County will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson St. Quincy to gather public input on the proposed Bucks Lake Trail System. 

The Bucks Lake feasibility study is now live and open for public comment. The more positive commentary, and the more general goodwill we can put forth, the better the outcome of is likely to be. SO, make your voices heard!. If you agree, please send positive comments to Lori Simpson

Trail Stewards Of The Lost Sierra - local showing in Quincy

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is a non-profit organization based in the northern Sierra Nevada focused on restoring, maintaining, and building world-class recreational trails. Founded in 2003, the SBTS has grown from a simple need – keeping the trails above Downieville open – to encompass a much broader set of core values. Recreational trails can be the economic lifeblood of the communities in the northern Sierra, and the preservation and enhancement of those trails is a low-impact and positive way to employ local workforces, build community awareness and pride, and strengthen ties throughout those communities.

The documentary, Trail Stewards Of The Lost Sierra, produced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, chronicles the story of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship through interviews with its founder, Greg Williams, program director Tara Stone, trail crew chief Henry O’Donnell, and medical liason Dr. Rob Bixler. It is an inside view into the shared passion of likeminded individuals striving to enact positive changes in their own backyard. The film brings to light the dedication, the hard work, and the humility needed to persevere in an often difficult environment, and also illustrates the rewards gained from such dedication and the sense of family that the stewardship builds along the way.  Read More »

Mount Hough trail building is happening now!

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is pleased to confirm the ongoing development of the Mt Hough Trail System. Working in partnership with Plumas County, the Plumas National Forest Mt Hough District, and funded via California OHV funding, this project epitomizes several principles that are central to the SBTS; community involvement, inter-agency cooperation and support, and the creation of multi-use recreational trails as a community asset.

Featuring a network of combined OHV-legal and other multi-use trails, the network will total over 27 miles of handcrafted trail built almost entirely by local labor. The Mt Hough system has been in the planning stages for several years, and will serve as a recreational draw for Quincy for generations to come. The combining of California OHV grants and Plumas National Forest access and cooperation ensures that the next three years will be a productive period of trail building in this region. Completion of this trail project will enhance and broaden the already highly regarded reputation of Plumas County trails.  Read More »

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