Placer County Conservation Program SIGNING CEREMONY | JULY 22, 2021

The long-awaited Placer County Conservation Program was commemorated on July 22 at a signing ceremony in Lincoln, marking the approval of the historic plan.

PCCP-partnering agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, City of Lincoln and Placer County Water Agency.

The PCCP has been nearly 20 years in the making and covers more than 260,000 acres of land in western Placer County and Lincoln.

Within the plan area, roughly 47,000 acres will be part of an interconnected reserve system to more effectively protect covered fish and wildlife species and their habitats.

Within this framework, the PCCP will achieve conservation goals and comply with state and federal environmental regulations while streamlining planning and permitting for future urban and rural growth along with construction and maintenance of infrastructure needed to serve western Placer County, the City of Lincoln, Placer County Water Agency, and South Placer Regional Transportation Authority.

The program is among the first habitat conservation plans in the country to integrate endangered species and aquatic resource permitting and conservation into one locally managed streamlined process.

Special thanks to all of our valued partners for their time and dedication towards realizing the county's goals to preserve our natural heritage and promote sustainable growth.

Learn more about the program at www.placerconservation.com

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Scott Sandow