The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance in April 2021 that created the new Department of Parks and Open Space to better position the county to accommodate expanding park management responsibilities. With significant growth anticipated across the county in the coming years, the new department will be better positioned to grow and evolve and provide a more holistic strategy to the management of parks, trails and open space.
Among our priorities is the commitment to ensuring defensible space on county land is managed in accordance with the Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance. Placer County is committed to being a good steward of its open space to protect the region from wildfire and to conserve sensitive habitats for generations to come.
Stay tuned for updates about some of our current projects.