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Auburn’s Skip Outman balanced work as Realtor with open-space advocacy

AUBURN CA - Realtor and open-space advocate Skip Outman was remembered Monday as a much-loved Auburn resident who worked behind the scenes to help preserve thousands of acres of la ...

Placer Land Trust opens off-limits Auburn landscapes for rare glimpse

AUBURN CA - For Auburn attorney Bob Litchfield, Placer Land Trust’s Treasured Landscapes hike series totally gets one of the major reasons residents and visitors enjoy the Auburn ...

Prime North Fork riverfront land near Auburn saved from development

AUBURN CA - A 40-acre swathe of undeveloped canyon land on the North Fork of the American River near Auburn is now under the protective wing of the Placer Land Trust. The non-prof ...

Former owners question pig killings at Placer County’s Hidden Falls park

The sound of gunshots has been a constant, unsettling part of mornings for rural Placer County couple Gayle and Brad Spears since early this year. Gayle Spears hears the far-off ...

Backers up Garden Bar dam ante, raising new concerns

A new study showing a potentially even larger dam than originally envisioned on the Bear River near Auburn is creating a new round of concerns from land preservation groups. Both ...

Supes vote of support for American River canyon visitor center concept

The idea of an American River Canyon Visitor and Interpretive Center may be a long-range dream but it’s already finding some early, high-profile Placer County support. Spearhead ...

Another Placer County dam fight?

A dam on the Bear River that would inundate hundreds of acres of seemingly protected foothills oak woodland is finding no support from the Nevada Irrigation District or Placer Land ...

Andy, Shana Laursen with Placer Land Trust top conservator award

Placer Land Trust is honoring Auburn’s Andy and Shana Laursen with its Placer Conservator Award for 2010. The conservator award is bestowed annually on an individual or organiza ...

Placer Land Trust’s Bruin Ranch bid gets big boost from state fund

The Placer Land Trust’s one-time opportunity to buy and protect the 2,300-acre Bruin Ranch on the Bear River has received a $350,000 boost from the state. Land Trust CEO Jeff Da ...

Pioneer Placer County Oest family, Placer Land Trust, preserve 350 acres near Auburn

Placer County’s pioneering Oest family is teaming with Placer Land Trust to preserve 350 acres of ranchland near Lake Clementine. Daryl Oest’s great-grandfather arrived in Pla ...