Placer Land Trust

The gift of Big Bend

Beneath birds overhead and undisturbed ponderosa pines Thursday, leaders of Placer Land Trust officially donated 417 acres of American River lands to California State Parks.&nbs ...

California’s outdoor writers converging on Auburn

The eyes of the experts will soon be focused intently on Placer County’s great outdoors. In what’s believed to be a first, the Outdoor Writers Association of Californi ...

People to Watch: Jessica Daugherty grows tall from deep roots in nature and Placer Land Trust

Jessica Daugherty, assistant director of Placer Land Trust, grew up in rural Georgetown with plenty of love, but no indoor plumbing or electricity. “My parents were building ...

PLT appoints new board member

John Marin of Auburn was appointed to Placer Land Trust’s board of directors. Marin began his 31-year career as an architect in the Placer County planning department in ...

Ten things you can do after Thanksgiving dinner:

If you’re like the pilgrims, you’re probably going to finish your Turkey and cranberry sauce before the sun sets. Instead of lying around in a tryptophan stupor, the Au ...

Meddlers -- Oct. 13

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter Tric ...

Placer Land Trust adds to preserve

Have you ever driven Grass Valley Highway from Auburn to Nevada City and noticed the rolling pastures and tall oaks just as you near Lone Star Road? If you’ve appreciated ...

Brass band and fired clay about to be coming your way

This Sunday Katy Fries is combining three of her loves – clay, children, and public art-- to benefit the community. During the City of Trees Brass Band concert 7 p.m. Sunday ...

Another step toward North Auburn-area public-private trail network

A long-planned trails network linking Placer Land Trust, private land holdings and a Placer County park into a single trail network remains on track. Key pieces of land and roadwa ...

Cancer victory receives Kings royal treatment

More than 15,000 people watched and cheered Placer Land Trust’s land manager Justin Wages take the court at a Sacramento Kings game to be honored by Kaiser Permanente for his ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Rural Placer County mandarin orchard preserved

Rural Placer County mandarin grower Rich Ferreira said he’s seen the land around him slowly gentrified over his lifetime. With deep roots in the soil that grows mandarins, l ...

New trails being blazed through North Auburn oak woodland

A new 3-mile section of trail is being blazed in North Auburn’s Taylor Ranch Preserve as part of a Placer Land Trust effort to ultimately link the Bear River to the north wit ...

Placer Land Trust truck, equipment stolen from Auburn parking lot

(Courtesy photo/Auburn Journal) The Placer Land Trust is asking the public to be on the lookout for its missing work truck and equipment. Executive Director Jeff Darlington sa ...

Placer Land Trust truck, equipment stolen from Auburn parking lot

(Courtesy photo/Auburn Journal) The Placer Land Trust is asking the public to be on the lookout for its missing work truck and equipment. Executive Director Jeff Darlington sa ...