The Plan area is the area wherein covered activities would be subject to incidental take permits granted to the Permittees (Figure 1-1). Placer County stretches from the Sacramento Valley east to the high Sierra and the California-Nevada state line and covers a total area of 1,500 square miles (962,000 acres). The area proposed for permit coverage under the PCCP is the City of Lincoln plus all unincorporated lands within western Placer County: approximately 212,000 acres or roughly five-sixths of western Placer County (Figure 1-2). The Non-Participating Cities (NPC) and some of their Sphere of Influence lands comprise an additional 48,555 acres within the Plan area. Nearly all (approximately 95 percent) of the Plan area is in private ownership.