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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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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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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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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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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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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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January 13 – Winter Bird Walk at Doty Ravine Preserve

Join us for a leisurely three-hour winter bird walk through the diverse habitat of the Doty Ravine Preserve.  A surprising variety of birdlife, both resident and winter visitors, can be found within this preserve’s grassland, oak-woodland, wetland, and riparian areas.  After spending a couple hours viewing birds in the preserve, we will conclude the walk…

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December 9 – Harvego Bear River Preserve hike

THIS HIKE IS FULL. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR AND JOIN US FOR ANOTHER ADVENTURE.   If you’ve wanted to explore the foothills in the fall, come join us for our LAST public guided hike of the year!  This docent led hike will be at our Harvego Bear River Preserve in North Auburn on Saturday, December 9.…

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November 24 – Black Friday hike at Big Hill Preserves

REGISTRATION FOR THIS HIKE HAS ENDED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR ANOTHER HIKE.   #OptOutside!  Again this year, we will be joining REI’s #OptOutside movement by offering a hike on Black Friday as an alternative to the shopping craze. Sleep in a little and let the turkey digest, then join us at 10am for a guided hike…

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November 11 – Geology of the Foothills hike

Sorry, this hike is FULL.  We will offer this geology hike again in Spring 2018.   Come “rock on” with us Saturday, November 11 at 9:00am for a special hike focusing on the GEOLOGY of the foothills.  Our Big Hill Preserves contains unusual rock formations, the gently flowing Raccoon Creek, and spectacular panoramic views of…

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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…

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September 16 – Great Sierra River Cleanup (Volunteer event)

Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 to Noon – bring the whole family!  (getting wet not required) Calling all volunteers!  Again this year, we are participating in the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. This will be our 8th year hosting a cleanup to help keep our waterways free of trash and debris! As in previous years,…

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September 9 – Docent led hike at Big Hill Preserves

REGISTRATION FOR THIS HIKE HAS ENDED   Our Second Saturday hikes resume as summer is winding down. 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 local flora and fauna, our organization, and our mission to…

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August 5 – Moonlight hike at Big Hill Preserves

SORRY, THIS HIKE IS FULL. CALL OR EMAIL OUR OFFICE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.   If the heat is making it hard to get outdoors, join us for a night hike! Come with us as we explore nature under the full moon on Saturday, August 5th.  Our trained docents will be your…

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July 8 – Moonlight hike at Big Hill Preserves

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS FULL. CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. THE NEXT MOONLIGHT HIKE WILL BE AUGUST 5, REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.   If the heat is making it hard to get outdoors, join us for a night hike! Come with us as we explore nature under the full moon on…

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June 10 – Harvego Bear River Preserve hike

THE REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THIS HIKE HAS ENDED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR ANOTHER UPCOMING EVENT.   Do you like exploring the foothills and want an alternative to the crowded parking at Hidden Falls Regional Park?  Join us for our last daytime guided hike of the season!  This docent led hike will be at our Harvego…

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Gourmet Dinner, Local Grown Food, & Placer County Beer & Wine

Come dine and drink with us as we partner with Fork ‘N Road Productions for some special summer events at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville.  There are TWO great upcoming events, with proceeds benefiting Placer Land Trust! If you’ve ever wanted to sample local wine or beer — the Summer Uncorked is the event to…

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June 9 – Moonlight hike at the Big Hill Preserves

SORRY, THIS HIKE IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT HIKE.   We are excited to kick off summer with the first Moonlight hike of the year!  Come with us as we explore nature under the full moon on Friday, June 9th.  Our trained docents will be your guides for the evening.…

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May 28 – Family hike at Taylor Ranch Preserve

THE REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER EVENTS.   Bring the kids out for a shorter, family friendly fun nature hike at our Taylor Ranch Preserve on Sunday, May 28, starting at 10am.  We’re scaling down our regular hike so families with smaller kids can enjoy some of the sites…

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