California salmon are now traversing a rocky stretch of river northeast of Sacramento for the first time in a century. Until a few months ago, an 8-foot concrete dam in Auburn Ravine stopped most of them from reaching miles of cool spawning habitat. NOAA Fisheries supported the planning and removal by partners of 8-foot Hemphill Dam.
Auburn, Calif. November 10, 2022 - More than 1,400 acres of land in the Sheridan area, boasting hundreds of acres of wetlands and vernal pools, have been acquired by the Placer County Conservation Program in the name of conserving lands that are critical to the survival of sensitive species and their habitat.
Lincoln, CA - With final federal permits pending for the Placer County Conservation Program, property owners planning improvements in unincorporated western Placer County and the City of Lincoln are encouraged to become familiar with new PCCP application, permitting and fee requirements that will soon take effect.
AUBURN, Calif. June 28, 2019 - In a major milestone, following several years of work by local governments and state and federal regulatory agencies, the draft Placer County Conservation Program and accompanying environmental impact study were published on June 21 in the Federal Register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Auburn, Calif. September 26, 2018 - Nearly 315 acres of oak woodlands just north of Auburn will be permanently conserved with the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approving $496,200 in Placer Legacy open space funds to buy three agricultural conservation easements over the land. District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt was absent from the meeting.
Auburn, Calif. April 21, 2022 - On April 22, 1970, the very first Earth Day celebration sparked a global environmental movement, so it's quite appropriate that the Placer County Conservation Program began implementation on Earth Day last year, after 20 years in the making.
AUBURN, Calif. September 2, 2020 - The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted the first-of-its-kind Placer County Conservation Program, which permanently conserves significant open space and agricultural land in western Placer County and streamlines project permitting. The PCCP covers more than 260,000 acres of western Placer County and Lincoln.
Auburn, Calif. May 28, 2019 - Over 137 acres of agricultural land and blue oak woodland are planned for conservation in North Auburn, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approving the use of $205,000 of Placer Legacy open space funds. The funding will contribute to an agricultural conservation easement that will be held by the private nonprofit Placer Land Trust.
Lincoln, Calif. July 23, 2021 - The long-awaited Placer County Conservation Program was commemorated at a signing ceremony in Lincoln, California, marking the approval of the historic plan. PCCP-partnering agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Lincoln, Calif. February 26, 2020 - After two decades of planning and negotiating between the city of Lincoln, Placer County and several state regulatory agencies the Lincoln City Council approved creating the Placer Conservation Authority during Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
Lincoln, Calif. February 6, 2019 - Nearly 300 acres of restored wetlands and endangered species habitat near Lincoln will be permanently conserved with the Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approving a purchase and sale agreement for $2,354,711 to buy a conservation easement over the land.