Liberty Ranch Bill Hill Preserve
Secured by the Placer Land Trust, the County contributed $315,000 towards this 313-acre conservation easement and public access trail easement. Previously known as the Freihert property, it is located in the Big Hill/Garden Bar area situated between the Coon Creek and Bear River watersheds. The property contains significant oak woodlands, granite rock outcroppings, seasonal streams and habitat for numerous wildlife species. Liberty Ranch offers panoramic views of the Central Valley, Sutter Buttes, Coast Range and Sierra Nevadas. The property adjoins two Placer Land Trust properties (the 160-acre Kotomyan Big Hill Preserve and the 321-acre Taylor Ranch Preserve) and is approximate to the Hidden Falls Regional Park creating a 2,000-acre open space preserve.