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Monday, June 2, 2008

912 Acre Oak Preserve Completed in Placer County

from the California Oak Report

Preserving Placer County Oaks
Placer Land Trust, in partnership with the California Wildlife Foundation, COF, Emigrant Trails Greenway Trust and others, announced the completion of its largest conservation project to date, the 912 acre Garden Bar Preserve, situated along the Bear River in rural Lincoln.

Garden Bar Preserve is part of Placer County’s largest remaining contiguous oak woodlands. The conservation easement will permanently protect the property's diverse natural and agricultural values, including two miles of Bear River frontage, rangeland and oak woodlands.

"Oak woodlands make up the greatest habitat biodiversity in the foothills, including over 350 vertebrates," said Jeff Darlington, the trust's executive director. "The landowner had an interest in seeing this land continue to be open space long after they were gone."

Funding for the conservation easement and ongoing land stewardship was provided by the California Wildlife Foundation, working with partner organizations like Placer Land Trust to protect the state's rich diversity of wildlife species by acquiring, restoring, and managing sufficient habitat to sustain healthy wildlife populations over time.

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