Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) assists landowners and land managers with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
Bay Area Barns and Trails was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in November 1999. Since 2000 BABT has helped conservation minded equestrians preserve and restore natural areas and wildlife habitat, maintain parks and public open space, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads by awarding approximately $408,700 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.
With these awards BABT continues our mission preserving and protecting public access to stables and trails in the Bay Area.
- Marin Horse Council: Tools and materials to maintain an equestrian trail through San Geronimo Commons linking to County Open Space, and installation of hitching posts and mounting blocks.
- San Mateo County Regional Parks Foundation: Funding to re-rocking a section of the Upper Clarkia Trail in Edgewood Natural Preserve to increase trail user safety.
- Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods: Equipment and supplies to help to rehabilitate 10 miles of fire damaged trails in Austin Creek SRA and Armstrong Woods SNR.
- Tilden Wildcat Horsemen's Association: Matching grant for the East Bay Hills Trails Benefit multi-use annual event for equestrians and hikers. Funds will go toward trail projects or equestrian staging.
- Town of Woodside: Funding for labor and materials required for stabilization of slope, drainage infrastructure, tree removal, trail surfacing on the Mountain Home Road Trail extension.
- BABT Trails Challenge: Congratulations to San Mateo County for the most miles logged and winning a $2500 multi-use trail improvement grant! Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) is communicating with San Mateo County Parks Foundation to determine a suitable project.
- Bay Area Ridge Trail - Co-sponsor of the Ridge to Bridges event
- Diablo Equestrian Heritage Association - Trail obstacle training course to increase safety by exposing horses to obstacles that may be found on the trail.