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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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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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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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.…


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Welcome Karen Keene to our Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Karen Keene was appointed as the newest member of Placer Land Trust’s Board of Directors at the March 2017 Board meeting. Karen considers herself a native Californian, despite being born in Maine, as she has lived most of her formative and adult years in northern California. Following her passion for…


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Our Members Step up to Protect our Natural Wonders…Forever!

“Forever” is a daunting amount of time, yet our supporters fully embrace the challenge in their commitment to protecting our important landscapes in perpetuity. We established the Natural Wonders Forever Endowment Fund at Placer Community Foundation in 2011. The endowment is designed to provide sustainable, financial support to manage and steward protected land … forever. Earlier this…



Welcome Keela Rodriguez to our Board of Directors

We are excited to announce that Keela Rodriguez was appointed as the newest member of Placer Land Trust’s Board of Directors at the December 2016 Board meeting. Keela is a resident of Lincoln and the Branch Manager of Stewart Title in Lincoln. Realizing the community of Lincoln wasn’t being directly serviced by a title company,…



Inspiration from the Farm!

Placer Land Trust members are building a brighter future for the “next generation”! But don’t take our word for it, let one young land-lover tell you herself… I grew up in Placer County on my parents’ organic farm known as The Natural Trading Company. Our farm has been growing organic produce since 1995. As a…



From the “Next” Generation!

The next generation is digging in, YOUR support helps deepen their impact! 25 years ago, Placer Land Trust founders set out to protect natural and agricultural lands that would benefit future generations. That mission is working as we are now seeing the “next” generation in action, and it’s obvious that our lands are in good hands!…



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…



Meet the Burgesons!

Every year our staff selects the “Land Steward of the Year” to honor volunteers who assist us with the ongoing maintenance, monitoring, protection, and improvement of Placer Land Trust preserved lands. Collectively, we call this “land stewardship.” We recently presented the 2016 Land Steward of the Year award to the Burgeson Family – Adrian, Dayna,…



PLT is Moving On Up – and Expanding

If you read our latest edition of Wonders, our seasonal newsletter, you may have learned that we’ve been undergoing some changes in our office. We are growing and recently hired two new staff members to join our team. On November 1st, we welcomed Eden Rock to our team as our new Operations Director. Eden has…