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…


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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Year End

What better gifts can you give this holiday season than beautiful vistas, healthy natural habitats, clean waterways, places for outdoor recreation, and protecting our agricultural heritage?   A donation to Placer Land Trust (PLT) can do all of that and more…! It comes with a year-long membership to PLT, and all of the benefits that come with…

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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…

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Conservation and Grazing — Can They Work Together?

Conservation and grazing don’t always go hand in hand. There are benefits and drawbacks, but like any good relationship there is a place in the middle that can make both partners happy. Placer Land Trust began working with Imbach Ranch (Ron, Ryan and Tracy Schohr) in 2012. Prior to that, we worked with Dan Macon who…

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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…


Our Staff is Growing!

We’re so busy protecting land that we needed more help!  Please help us welcome Lynnette Batt as our new Conservation Director. Lynnette grew up in western Maine, in a small town called Farmington. Her family had an 80-acre horse farm where she grew to love horses and riding. It was also in this rural foothill…

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State Insect Shows its ‘Face’ at PLT Preserve

In 1929, California became the first state to choose an insect to represent the state.  They chose the California Dogface Butterfly (Zerene eurydice) by conducting a statewide poll to all active entomologists in the state. Not until 40 years later would this unique butterfly become the official state insect of California. The Dogface Butterfly has…

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Land Conservation: It’s Important to Our Members

WOW!! Placer Land Trust members sent a BIG message this year on the Big Day of Giving: CONSERVING LAND IS IMPORTANT to our Members and the Community!   Here are the results, thanks to our AMAZING supporters!  366 of our members set a record by giving over $143,000!!  Placer Land Trust was the highest earner out of 600 participating nonprofits throughout…

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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…