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Farmland Wins Over Urban Sprawl

At the end of December, 2017, we recorded our 7th property of the year. This property is very special, as it is a conservation easement from a long-time member of Placer Land Trust. The Meyer family made a charitable conservation contribution to protect their 21-acre property in Auburn off Mt. Vernon Road. “I drove by this…

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Our Calendar of Events

SAVE the DATES! It is with great pleasure that we are able to offer a variety of events open to the public throughout the year on our privately owned preserves.  Event registration is generally open approximately a month prior to the event. Members also enjoy unique opportunities and special tours available only through membership. Learn…

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Blister Sister hike with Placer Land Trust – April 22

Placer Land Trust is happy to offer a special private guided hike for the Blister Sisters hiking group. On this hike, you’ll see some great views from the top of Big Hill, learn a little about the local flora and fauna of the foothills, and learn about our organization and our mission to protect natural…

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REI Outdoor School Courses at PLT’s Big Hill Preserves

We are SO thrilled with our on-going partnership with REI! For several years now, they have been hosting a variety of different outdoor school courses at our Big Hill Preserves in Auburn. We partner with REI in an effort to offer the local community more opportunities and ways to get outdoors and experience nature on our preserves!!   These…

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MTB Experience Mountain Bike Clinics at PLT’s Big Hill Preserves

We are EXCITED to now be partnering with MTB Experience to bring mountain bike clinics to our Big Hill Preserves.  This partnership is a way to offer even more opportunities for you to get outdoors and experience nature on our preserves!! MTB Experience focuses primarily on information and support for women interested in mountain biking, especially technical…

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March 10 – Plein Air art day at Taylor Ranch Preserve

We are offering a special opportunity for artists to join us for an “en plein air” event.  Bring your paint, brushes, canvas and other supplies and spend the morning at our Taylor Ranch Preserve on March 10. This Preserve has unusual and interesting rock formations, the beautiful, gently flowing Raccoon Creek, and spectacular panoramic views…

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March 10 – Hike at Big Hill Preserves

Our second Saturday guided hikes continue this month at our beautiful Big Hill Preserves, led by our trained docents.  You’ll see some great views from the top of Big Hill and learn a little about the local flora and fauna, our organization, and our mission to protect natural and agriculture land in Placer County for…

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Placer Land Trust Community Survey

Help guide Placer Land Trust’s future direction!  Placer Land Trust protects natural and agricultural lands in Placer County that benefit both our present-day community, as well as future generations. We are currently gathering input from all  who  live, work, and play in Placer County to ensure that we’re bringing the most value possible to our region. Please…

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February 10 – Hike at Big Hill Preserves

SORRY, THIS HIKE IS FULL. OUR HIKES ARE TYPICALLY THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH SO PLEASE CHECK BACK.   Start your Saturday morning with a guided hike led by our trained docents at our beautiful Big Hill Preserves.  You’ll see some great views from the top of Big Hill and learn a little about the…

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January 13 – Hike at Big Hill Preserves

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS FULL. PLEASE JOIN US FOR ANOTHER EVENT.   Happy New Year! Our first hike in 2018 will be at our Big Hill Preserves. Start your morning with a guided hike led by our trained docents. You’ll see some great views from the top of Big Hill and learn a little about the…

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