Adopted September 1, 2020, the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP) was over 20 years in the making and considered a national model for future conservation programs.
The PCCP covers approximately 210,000 acres of Western Placer County. Within the PCCP plan area, 50,000 to 60,000 acres encompass the potential acquisition area that would become part of a reserve system.
The 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. By proactively addressing the long-term conservation and development needs of the county, the PCCP will strengthen local control over land use and provides greater flexibility in meeting the county’s social and economic needs for the future.
It is considered a foundational economic development incentive tool in that it allows increased density for development in areas like the Sunset Area and mitigates impacts via the PCCP reserve thereby helping to streamline project entitlements via an in-lieu fee offering.