Placer County Conservation PROGRAM
- PCCP & CARP Application Authorization
- Grading_Building PCCP Package.pdf
- New PCCP Requirements Memo
- Land Conversion and Special Habitat Fees.pdf
- PCCP Executive Summary (PDF)
- PCCP Supplemental Information
- PCCP Users Guide Master Conditions
- Placer County Conservation Program - Volume I (PDF)
- Placer County Conservation Program - Volume II - Appendices (PDF)
- Users Guide County_FINAL DRAFT
- CARP Final 2020.pdf
- Does the PCCP apply to my project.pdf
What is the "PCCP"?
On September 1, 2020, the Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP), adding Chapter 19, Article 19.10 to the Placer County Code (effective November 2, 2020). The PCCP is a multi-component program comprised of:
- Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) under the Federal Endangered Species Act and a Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP) under the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act
- County Aquatic Resources Program (CARP)
- In-Lieu Fee Program to fulfill Clean Water Act Section 401/404 compensatory mitigation requirements for impacts to aquatic resources
Conversion (ground disturbance) of natural or semi-natural lands, including oak woodland, grasslands, and wetlands may be subject to the applicable PCCP state and federal permits and impact fees.
Does your project require authorization? View the PCCP Decision Tree to find out.
Program Area & Land Use
The PCCP covers approximately 201,000 acres of Western Placer County. Within the PCCP plan area, 50,000 to 60,000 acres within the available potential acquisition area would become part of a reserve system. This conservation reserve system would preserve many acres of vernal pool habitat (approximately 50% of the County’s remaining stock of these fragile, seasonal ecosystems). This acreage occurs in the unincorporated County and City of Lincoln areas.
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.
PCCP Authorization Application
The following project types are subject to new fee and application requirements:
- Valley: Building permits for improvements over 5,000 square feet on parcels greater than 20,000 square feet
- Foothills: Building permits for improvements over 5,000 square feet on parcels greater than 20,000 square feet
- Grading more than 25 cubic yards within a Stream System