Accomplishments

Adopted in June 2000, the Placer Legacy Agricultural and Open Space Conservation Program serves as the blueprint for the County's land conservation efforts. Along with conservation partners, Placer Legacy has protected over 9,000 acres. Properties protected through Placer Legacy have:

  • Added to the quality of life
  • Conserved open space and agricultural lands
  • Preserved important historic resources
  • Protected landscapes and habitats
  • Provided recreational opportunities

2014

  • Agricultural easement purchased on the 49-acre Side Hill Citrus orchard in Rural Lincoln

2012

  • 80-acre Outman Preserve acquired in cooperation with Placer Land Trust

2010

  • Conservation easement obtained on Doty Ravine Preserve
  • 1773 Acre Bruin Ranch acquired
  • Agricultural conservation easement finalized on the Natural Trading Company Farm near Newcastle

2009

  • Hidden Falls Regional Park overlook dedicated

2008

  • Wetlands restoration project completed on Sundance Farms property

2007

  • Cooperative effort completed to purchase 1,482-acre Waddle Ranch in Martis Valley
  • Oak conservation easement placed on Kirk Ranch, 281-acre property near Camp Far West
  • Working with Placer Land Trust, preserved the Taylor Ranch and Liberty Ranch properties
  • $1.49 million California River Parkways grant awarded for Hidden Falls improvements

2006

  • Cisco Grove-Gould Park dedicated
  • Hidden Falls Regional Park, Phase One, dedicated
  • Flood easement secured on 137-acre Sundance/Lakeview Farms property

2004

  • 220-acre Didion Ranch, site of Hidden Falls Regional Park, purchased
  • Open space easement on 500-acre Blue Oak Ranch property gifted to Placer County

2003

  • Spears Ranch, a 960-acre property on Coon Creek, purchased
  • Agricultural easement secured on 17.6-acre Lyndell Grey farm near Lincoln
  • Trail and conservation easement purchased on 234-acre Towle property

2002

  • Placer Legacy receives Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership award

2000

  • Agricultural Easement secured on 320-acre Aitken Ranch property
  • Placer Legacy program adopted by Board of Supervisors

1999

  • Placer Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee formed

1998

  • Board of Supervisors votes to prepare an Open Space Implementation Plan