Yuba River Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

The Yuba River Scenic Byway was designated a California State Scenic Highway on July 14, 1971 and part of the 175-mile Yuba Donner National Forest Scenic Byway in 1992. This 41.2-mile section of California Highway 49 travels through Sierra County and the Tahoe National Forest. The western end of the route starts at the Yuba/Sierra County line east of Camptonville and climbs east and north to Yuba Pass. Elevations range from 1,500 feet on the Middle Yuba River to 6,700 feet at Yuba Pass.

The Forest Service and local community developed a Corridor Management Plan for the Yuba River Scenic Byway.  Public workshops were held between November 2008 and April 2010 in Downieville. On November 2, 2010 the Corridor Management Plan was presented to the Sierra County Board of Supervisors.

The document will be finalized and distributed in the Spring of 2011. 

Corridor Management Plan

Introduction & Chapters 1-2 (PDF, 2106kb)
Chapters 3-6 (PDF, 1181kb)
Chapters 7-9 (PDF, 1237kb)
Appendix A (PDF, 2106kb)
Appendix B (PDF, 882kb)
Appendix C (PDF, 273kb)

Workshop Notes

Follow this link to view a copy of the meeting notes for the following dates:

  • 11/19/2008
  • 1/14/2009
  • 3/25/2009
  • 5/6/2009
  • 4/7/2010

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Google Map of Project Area

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Google Earth File

The Google Earth (.kmz) file enables a virtual flyover of the SR 49 corridor between Camptonville and Yuba Pass. Google Earth is necessary for the flyover.

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