Listen: Placer County District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt
It was 20 years in the making, but The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted the first-of-its-kind Placer County Conservation Program, which permanently conserves significant open space and agricultural land in western Placer County and streamlines project permitting.
The PCCP covers more than 260,000 acres of western Placer County and Lincoln. Within the plan area, roughly 47,000 acres would become part of an interconnected reserve system to more effectively protect fish and wildlife species and their habitat.
The PCCP would be among the first habitat conservation plans in the country to integrate endangered-species and aquatic-resource permitting and conservation into one locally managed and streamlined process.
“The PCCP is a wonderful example of the county working with environmental groups, business leaders, developers, farmers and other stakeholders to reach a common goal,” said District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt. “This achievement has potential to serve as a model for other counties across the country - protecting species and their habitats while streamlining permitting processes.”