Placer Land Trust is extremely pleased to announce that we have acquired and protected an additional 40 acres on the North Fork American River above Lake Clementine!
We closed escrow on the property on December 19th!
This project could not have been completed without the generosity of Emigrant Trails Greenway Trust(ETGT). ETGT facilitated the donation of the property to Placer Land Trust along with a $50,000 stewardship contribution.
“This is a beautiful riverfront property in one of our strategic conservation focus areas [Lake Clementine],” said Placer Land Trust President Fred Yeager, “and we were very fortunate to be able to work with ETGT to see that it is protected for future generations.”
The property borders existing public land near Long Point and includes a stretch of river well known and loved by kayakers, fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts. ETGT and Placer Land Trust stepped in to protect this property in large part to keep the river scenic and free from development within the river corridor.
In addition to its value as recreation land, the protection of this property benefits water quality, wildlife habitat, and the scenic beauty of the American River canyon.
The North Fork American River has long been an area of special interest and continues to be a priority for Placer Land Trust. In particular, the Lake Clementine area has special significance for PLT due to its value as recreation land.
Stay tuned for more details about our American River projects in Spring 2012!