Overview / History
The Placer County Conservation Plan covers approximately 201,000 acres of Western Placer County. Within the proposed PCCP plan area, 50,000 to 60,000 acres within the available potential acquisition area would become part of a reserve system. This conservation reserve system would preserve many acres of vernal pool habitat (approximately 50 percent of the County’s remaining stock of these fragile, seasonal ecosystems). This acreage occurs in the unincorporated County and City of Lincoln areas. The proposed PCCP is designed to ensure that land will be managed to continue to support the survival and well being of the covered species, as well as the survival of hundreds of other species that are dependent on the same habitat.
On September 23, 2008 the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted recommendations to work with partners (City of Lincoln, Placer County Water Agency, South Placer Regional Transportation Authority and the Placer County Resource Conservation District), and coordinate with the public and the Resources agencies to finish the work plan to prepare the draft Conservation Plan. Broad participation is critical to the success of the PCCP. Participating agencies include: Placer County, South Placer Area Regional Transportation Authority, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County Resource Conservation District, and the City of Lincoln.
By proactively addressing the long-term conservation and development needs of the county, the proposed PCCP will strengthen local control over land use and provides greater flexibility in meeting the County’s social and economic needs for the future.For more information on the PCCP see A Proposal for Balancing Growth and Resource Protection (PDF 1,665 kb).