Upper Wise Canal

Upper Pinecroft and Old Airport Preserves: Permanently Protected Watershed Lands

Placer Land Trust has permanently protected two properties totaling 249-acres of land in partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and the nonprofit Stewardship Council. Placer Land Trust protected the Upper Pinecroft Preserve and the Old Airport Preserve by placing a conservation easement on both properties, ensuring they can continue to be used by…

Details

2017 Conservator PR Photo

2017 Placer Conservator Dinner, Awards, & Live Auction

Check out our awesome live auction items here.   Placer Land Trust is thrilled to announce that Eric and Paula Peach will be honored with the 2017 Placer Conservator Award! Every year, we recognize exceptional members of the community who support the mission of Placer Land Trust and contribute to the quality of life in Placer County. Please…

Details

2017 Conservator PR Photo

2017 Placer Conservator Sponsor

Each year, Placer Land Trust honors an individual or group that enhances the quality of life in Placer County through resource conservation with the prestigious Placer Conservator Award, and we’re thrilled that Eric & Paula Peach will be accepting this year’s award! Eric and Paula have made it their life’s mission to protect the American River.…

Details

Kidd Lake

Placer Land Trust protects Kidd & Cascade Lakes Preserve

7/1/2017 A crown jewel near Donner Summit has been preserved! Placer Land Trust (PLT) is pleased to announce the recent permanent protection of 248 beautiful acres at Kidd Lake and Cascade Lakes near Donner Summit. This property is now called “Kidd & Cascade Lakes Preserve” and is owned and managed by Pacific Gas & Electric Company…

Details

Rattlesnake-Natalie McNear.jpg 1

Snake Season: What You Need to Know

As the temperatures warm up and more people are getting outdoors, we wanted to share this previous blog post on rattle snakes along with a few updates… The vast majority of snakes in California are harmless, save for one, the rattlesnake. California is home to eight species of rattlesnake; the one we find in Northern California…

Details

IMG_0033

Enjoying the “unity” in “community”!

Scotch Broom Challenge, no joke! All morning long this past Saturday I dodged April Fool’s pranks from family members and friends (since it was April Fools Day). I was happy to leave my phone and internet behind and head over to Canyon View Preserve for the Placer Land Trust’s volunteer event, the Scotch Broom Challenge.…

Details

FullSizeRender (2)

February 11 – Harvego Bear River Preserve hike

SORRY – THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN.   Join us on February 11 at 9:00am for a guided hike at our Harvego Bear River Preserve in North Auburn.  This preserve currently has three different trails available for our docents to lead hikes on, with more being planned and built as weather permits. This…

Details

evan-on-bike

Our Lands Are in Good Hands — A Message from the Next Generation

For 25 years, Placer Land Trust has been protecting natural and agricultural lands for the next generation. Well, that next generation is here! We are now working with young adults who have never known a world without Placer Land Trust. These young folks inspire our work every day! Hearing what they have to say about…

Details

jim-and-cathy

Board Member Builds Relationships to Build Trails

Placer Land Trust’s board member Jim Haagen-Smit has strong beliefs when it comes to trails. Belief in partnerships is a basic tenet of his and it has served him well as he forged relationships during REI’s 2015 Every Trail Connects campaign. This campaign supported trail networks that connected to communities. Jim knew he wasn’t the…

Details

kingsavatar-1080×1090

Join PLT and the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 16!

Join us for an exciting Sacramento Kings VS San Antonio Spurs game on Wednesday, November 16th at the new Golden 1 Center and help us celebrate our second “Community Impact Night”! Our members and supporters get DISCOUNTED, upper level tickets for only $70, AND PLT gets $20 from each ticket sold! Once there, be sure to swing by our table on…

Details

Sunset

October 15 – Moonlight hike at Big Hill Preserves

CANCELLED — DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST OF HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS.  Please see our calendar of events for other hike opportunities.     Join us on our LAST Moonlight hike of the season on Saturday, October 15th.  Our trained docents will be your guides for the evening, along with the light of the full moon.  The hike starts…

Details

FullSizeRender (2)

October 8 – Harvego Bear River Preserve hike

THIS HIKE IS FULL. Please check our event calendar for other upcoming hikes.   Do you like exploring the foothills and want an alternative to the crowded parking at Hidden Falls Regional Park?  Join us for a guided hike at our Harvego Bear River Preserve in North Auburn.  This preserve currently has three different trails…

Details