Laursen South Preserve Expansion & Trail Connection Project (SNC 1165-LC)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Laursen South Preserve Expansion & Trail Connection Project (SNC 1165-LC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Placer Land Trust

Document Description
The project is a fee-title acquisition of the 185-acre private property as a project expansion of the already existing Lauren Ranch (361 acres) purchased by Placer Land Trust. This project will provide an important connection within the 8,300-acre Bear River Conservation Block of protected lands in Placer County. This acquisition will protect one of the last remaining blocks of blue oak woodland in this region of the foothills, which have been identified in multiple state plans as a priority for conservation.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688


Other Location Info
North Auburn (2.5 mi. N. of the City of Auburn Sphere of Influence), 1/2 mi. from Bear River. Located between Sisson Lane and Overhill Drive, just W of Highway 49. Adjacent to Oest Ranch Lone Star Preserve.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a Transfer of Ownership of Interest In Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources. There are multiple purposes to protecting the property, including continued agricultural use, wildlife protection and Placer Land Trust's docent-led public recreation (via hikes, clinics, and other recreation events). There will be no change to the primary land use and no physical alterations to the environment.


Notice of Exemption
2020030330_SNC_1165_LC_NOE_PlacerLandTrust_03   PDF 938 K

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