The project is the fee title acquisition of the 2,300-acre Bruin Ranch property on the Bear River; Placer Land Trust is requesting 1,000,000 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Grant Program to apply to the acquisition. The purpose of this acquisitiion is to protect wildlife habitat along the Bear River as part of a larger landscape of protected lands, and to implement conservation-based management of the property. Bruin Ranch is one of the largest remaining privately-owned ranches with intact oak woodlands in the Bear-Yuba foothills.
Acquisition of lands for wildlife conservation purposes. The establishment of agricultural preserves, the making and renewing of open space contracts under the Williamson Act, or the acceptance of easements or fee interests in order to maintain the open space character of the area. The transfers of ownership of interests in order to preserve open space, which consists of the transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources.