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


  • Contributed $445,000 in matching funds to leverage $5.24m from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and $1.31m from the CA Wildlife Conservation Board to acquire the Redwing South 560-acre conservation property


  • Agriculture conservation easement obtained on 406-acre Scilacci Farms


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


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


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


  • Hidden Falls Regional Park overlook dedicated


  • Wetlands restoration project completed on Sundance Farms property


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • Placer Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee formed


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