AUBURN, Calif.- 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.
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.
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.
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.