The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for the Sierra County Land Trust (SCLT) to purchase fee title of 40 acres of scenic recreational land located on the southwestern side of the Sierra Buttes. The two parcels are forested, undeveloped vacant land. The Tahoe National Forest is adjacent to the project area to the north and east and makes up much of the general area to the west and northwest. The property is located within the North Fork Yuba River watershed, on a mountainous slope topped by the Sierra Buttes that forms the visible northern backdrop to Sierra City in Sierra County. The open space will be maintained to protect the viewshed of the Pacific Crest Trail and Sierra City, and the SCLT will manage the site for public use consistent with surrounding U.S. Forest Service lands. The SCLT’s goal for the southwestern side of the Sierra Buttes is to protect properties directly above the Sierra City urban area, making them available for public access, while ensuring protection of this high-elevation upper watershed site. As part of the acquisition, the SCLT will create a baseline conditions report and long-term management and monitoring plan.