Stewardship is defined as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”

Stewardship broadly describes the daily practice of protecting and maintaining natural landscapes. It is our commitment to community and helping you connect and thrive on these landscapes that inspires us to continue our work.

Inviting You to a Higher Quality of Life

Our commitment to stewardship extends beyond protecting the land; it includes the warm welcome and persistent invitations to enjoy the many benefits of wild open spaces and natural playgrounds. We believe the character of our community has been built by these treasured landscapes, and our job is to ensure that they continue to shape our lives and our future.

Supporting Family Traditions & Storytelling

Stewardship also includes supporting the establishment of family traditions to get outside, celebrate, and connect offline. Time spent with the people you love in natural landscapes gives rise to the stories that perpetuate traditions and help keep families together. You bring the family, we provide the wild open spaces to make it happen.

Storytellers are stewards of tradition, heritage, history, and connection.

They capture the moments and reminders that call us back together with the natural wonders to enjoy them and each other. Stewardship includes creating stories about ourselves and the land – think of the classics of Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. Now think of the latest helmet cam footage you saw recanting the latest and gnarliest adventurers of our modern times. Now think, how would you tell your story?

Share your story

Placer Land Trust members enjoy multiple hands-on stewardship opportunities including:

  • Habitat Restoration and Enhancement – riparian stablilization and restoration, invasive species removal, native planting projects, building, installing and maintaining nesting boxes…the list goes on!
  • Easement and Property Monitoring
  • Trail Building and Maintenance
  • River Clean Up

Field Stories

Check out some of our Stewardship field stories below.

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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…


Conservation & Grazing

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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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…