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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS)

Formed in 2003, and based in the rugged northern Sierras, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is a volunteer driven 501c3 non-profit dedicated primarily to the maintenance and enhancement of the trail systems in Plumas and Sierra Counties and beyond.

SBTS employs as many as 20 full-time, seasonal employees, all of which are Plumas and Sierra County residents. In addition to a paid trail crew, SBTS has donated over 40,000 hours of volunteer labor to both the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, maintaining over 150 miles of shared use trails, including the creation of 50 miles of new trails. While these trails see over 200,000 users per year, they continue to maintain a level “A” standing, due in large part to all the hard work of SBTS staff and volunteers.

This organization is not only a shining example of what a small group of dedicated, passionate people can do for an area, it is a demonstration of economic efficiency when no alternatives exist. All of our product sponsors’ and volunteer monies go directly to trail maintenance and development. Donations are multiplied by over 1500% through organized volunteer labor and in-kind contributions.

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