The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is literally blazing trails

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Doss Barnes descends Mills Peak Trail near Graeagle, California. Photo: BIKE Magazine

Greg Williams almost lost everything before creating something that would save so much: The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.

What grew out of his Yuba Expeditions bike shop and Downieville Classic race, fostered his 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and building the very trails he (and hundreds of others) enjoy.

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is a trailblazing (literally!) organization that employs more than two dozen people in areas of high unemployment.

According to BIKE Magazine, it also has “a nationally recognized youth work program, lucrative events and trail days so packed with good times and camaraderie that members plan their time off around them.”

Conservation is really the name of the Stewardship’s game though. After funding constraints began to squeeze the National Forest Service, forcing them to consider closing the trails, Williams and the Stewardship jumped in to help.

Read the full story to find out about the work being done and the trails being saved.

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