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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 ...

Frazzled by King Fire smoke, Foresthill looking at biomass energy plant

Armed with funding from several sources, some Foresthill residents are moving forward with a feasibility study on a plant to create electricity from forest fuels. Now they’r ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Higher Foresthill Bridge railings decrease trash dumping, allow expanded cleanup

An illegal dumpers’ magnet for more than 40 years, the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge has recently installed higher railings - and that has resulted in a significant decreas ...

Conservancy grant to fund fuel break effort

The City of Auburn Fire Department will once again make significant strides in protecting the community from  wildfire’s catastrophic destruction thanks to a grant award ...

Placer County Hidden Falls Park livestock grazing efforts get boost

The return of Hidden Falls Regional Park’s stealth weed whackers is getting a boost from a Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant. Cattle grazing has traditionally taken place on t ...

Hidden Falls Park livestock grazing efforts get boost

The return of Hidden Falls Regional Park’s stealth weed whackers is getting a boost from a Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant. Cattle grazing has traditionally taken place on ...

Board voices water strategy

Placer County supervisors are sending a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown outlining the direction they would like to see a state water bond move toward. Board members voted to approve a ...

Another View: Fire council aims to keep residents, property safe

As the rain dissipates and spring becomes summer, all of us think and worry about the fire danger to our neighborhoods. Remember how last year’s Rim Fire charred over 250,0 ...

Reader Input: Gratitude to Sierra cleanup

Last week, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy held a training session in Auburn for community organizations interested in coordinating a cleanup site for the 2014 Great Sierra River Cle ...

New fire study says upfront prevention costs less than forest fire losses

A new study the Auburn-based Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnered on calculates that investing now in proactive forest-management activities like thinning can save up to three times ...

Drought raises bark-beetle infestation concerns in Placer County pines

It’s tiny. Picture an insect the size of a grain of rice. But the bark beetle is a deadly enemy for pine trees in Placer County already under stress because of lack of water ...