Press Release

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: Connected Communities

A trail for everyone.

Downieville, CA - Feb 23rd, 2021 - Home to hundreds of miles of maintained multi-use trail, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is creating a Trails Master Plan, laying out a world-class multiple-use trail system, providing an economic recreation asset for severely disadvantaged communities across Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties in the Lost Sierra region of Northern California. Open spaces and a connection to nature are more important now than ever before, and the volunteer-driven vision of the SBTS is an example all can emulate, and support by donating time and resources. 


Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is proud to introduce The Trails Master Plan (TMP) for Connected Communities. The Lost Sierra Route, which covers 300 miles of breathtaking views in its most preserved form, is accessible for a variety of multi-use activities. Small towns located along The Lost Sierra Route will feel the direct economic benefit, as the proposed trail will bring travelers directly into town. Fiscal support for these rural communities and small businesses is the backbone of the TMP, creating a deeper connection with the land and communities surrounding the Lost Sierra region.

These trails will be open for all to enjoy, aiming to bring mountain bikes, hikers, kayakers, moto enthusiasts, hunters, equestrians, trail runners, fishermen, and families together for a unified cause: protect and preserve our open spaces for future generations to enjoy. Doing so in an economically and environmentally friendly way is simply the only option. Fueled in part by California Prop 68 funds provided through Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Resilient Communities Grant Program, this project has the full support of local and state governments.

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About Sierra Buttes Stewardship

SBTS is a Quincy, California-based 501c3 focused on building what the organization calls “#dirtmagic” – multiple-use motorized and non-motorized trails for public use – in the Lost Sierra region of the Northern Sierra Nevada range. Since its founding in 2003, SBTS has built over 100 miles of new trail and maintained 1,200 miles of existing trail while employing a full-time Professional Trail Crew and contributing over 100,000 hours of volunteer labor.


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