Public land, private forests, parks, ranches, farms, and other undeveloped lands provide a multitude of public benefits, habitat value, and functions we all need and enjoy, such as water, economic prosperity, wildlife, recreation, and wildfire protection.
Placer County respects private property rights and local jurisdictions and will only work with willing landowners, communities, and partners to promote voluntary open space conservation.
If you or someone you know owns land, there may be an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing effort to preserve open space in Placer County. Let us tell you about the advantages of helping the County achieve its vision, now and for generations to come.
To qualify for consideration for the open space program, lands must satisfy the Placer Legacy program objectives:
Conserve natural features necessary for access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities
Ensure public safety
Maintain a viable agricultural segment of the economy
Preserve the diversity of plant and animal communities
Protect endangered and other special status plant and animal species