Formed in 2003, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is a volunteer driven 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of trail systems. Our professional trail crew helps create and rebuild trails that are aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable for all user types – pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, equestrian and even fishermen too.
SBTS employs upwards of 40 full-time and seasonal employees, most of which are Sierra and Plumas County residents, working on various trail projects. In addition to a paid trail crew, SBTS has donated an estimated 72,000 hours of volunteer labor, maintained over 800 miles of shared use trails and created nearly 80 miles of new trails since 2003. Plus, we’ve created Learning Landscape trails for student outdoor education at Plumas and Sierra County schools.
It is our goal to preserve, restore, and enhance trails in the Tahoe, Plumas and Lassen National Forests in an environmentally sensitive and ecologically responsible fashion. We exist to bring a connection between the land and the people who enjoy it by teaching stewardship, restoring historic trail routes and creating new paths through the Lost Sierra.