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Placer Land Trust

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Placer Land Trust is a land conservation group based in Auburn, CA that was founded in 1991. As of 2019 they had $8.2 million in revenue and $82 million in assets.

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Program areas at Placer Land Trust

The primary function of placer land trust (plt) is to protect agricultural and natural land for public benefit in the placer county region through acquisition and management of land and/or conservation easements. Over this fiscal year plt has protected an additional 1,515 acres through five projects, bringing the cumulative total of land protected to over 11,000 acres. Highlights of the year include the following conservation projects 1) antonio mountain ranch preserve 794 acres of grassland and vernal pools near lincoln, ca providing wetland and threatened species habitat, 2) laursen bear river preserve 361 acres of oak woodland along the bear river north of auburn, ca expanding a block of nearly 8,000 acres of protected land covering about six miles of the bear river, 3) oest ranch lone star preserve 314 acres of oak woodland and grassland north of auburn, the final phase of protecting an entire 940 acre historic oest ...

We believe that time spent in nature greatly improves quality of life and research supports its many health benefits. We focus on creating opportunities that increase access to the outdoors on our preserves, including 1) building of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, and horseback riding; 2) volunteer docent-led hikes and tours; and 3) land stewardship activities such as scotch broom clearing, tree planting, or trail maintenance. Our outreach efforts are primarily volunteer-led, and targeted to young people as well as the general public. In fy19, over 800 people participated in 52 hikes, outdoor classes, and other activities on our preserves.

Habitat stewardship and enhancement-placer land trust actively manages properties it owns to ensure public benefit is protected for now and forever. Where and when conditions and funding allow, we work to enhance the public value of our properties by restoring wildlife habitat, controlling non-native invasive weeds, reducing fuel loads, improving public access, etc. For example, we own vernal pool preserves in western placer county including doty ravine and swainsons' grassland preserves, on which we protect endangered species, control non-native invasive species, restore and enhance vernal pool and associated habitat, reduce fuel loads, and conduct educational tours.

Form 990s for Placer Land Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Jan 30, 2020990View PDF
2018-06May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 25, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Placer Land Trust

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,676,761
Program services$3,441,005
Investment income and dividends$208,151
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-94,837
Net income from fundraising events$64,632
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,295,712

Vendors for Placer Land Trust

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Constant ContactMarketing software2020-06-15
█████████Content management system software2020-06-15
█████████ ████████Software2020-03-17
███████ ███████ ███Tax accounting2020-01-30

Personnel at Placer Land Trust

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jeff DarlingtonExecutive Director$112,769June 13, 2020
Eden RockOperations Director-June 13, 2020
████████ █████████████████Director-June 13, 2020
████ ██████Development and Communications Manager / Community Relations Manger-June 13, 2020
█████ █████Program Manager-June 13, 2020
███████ █████Recreation Manager-June 13, 2020
██████ █████Land Manager-June 13, 2020
████ ████████Vice President$0June 13, 2020
███ ███████████Board Secretary$0June 13, 2020
████ ██████Board President$0June 13, 2020
...and five more key personnel

Peer land conservation organizations

1Pacific Crest Trail Association501(c)(3)$3.8 millionSacramento, CA
2Great Peninsula Conservancy501(c)(3)$3.2 millionBremerton, WA
3Montana Wilderness Association (MWA)501(c)(3)$2.4 millionHelena, MT
4Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation501(c)(3)$3.6 millionNashville, TN
5Land Trust of Napa County501(c)(3)$10 millionNapa, CA
6Audubon Canyon Ranch501(c)(3)$4.5 millionStinson Beach, CA
7Save Mount Diablo501(c)(3)$2.3 millionWalnut Creek, CA
8Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionBishop, CA
9Elkhorn Slough Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionMoss Landing, CA
10Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST)501(c)(3)$31 millionPalo Alto, CA
11Southern California Mountains Foundation501(c)(3)$4.3 millionSan Bernardino, CA
12San Diego Habitat Conservancy501(c)(3)$3.4 millionSan Diego, CA
13Big Sur Land Trust501(c)(3)$6.2 millionMonterey, CA
14Sonoma Land Trust501(c)(3)$6.1 millionSanta Rosa, CA
15Santa Lucia Preserve501(c)(3)$2.3 millionCarmel, CA
16The California Desert Land Conservancy the Mojave Desert Land Trust501(c)(3)$5.0 millionJoshua Treee, CA
17Land Trust of Santa Cruz County501(c)(3)$3.2 millionSanta Cruz, CA
18Save the Redwoods League501(c)(3)$29 millionSan Francisco, CA
19Rivers and Lands Conservancy501(c)(3)$2.2 millionRiverside, CA
20Nature and Culture International501(c)(3)$5.5 millionDel Mar, CA
21The Land Trust of North Alabama501(c)(3)$3.7 millionHuntsville, AL
22Skagit Land Trust501(c)(3)$3.0 millionMount Vernon, WA
23The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust501(c)(3)$3.8 millionSeattle, WA
24Mohonk Preserve501(c)(3)$8.4 millionGardiner, NY
25New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF)501(c)(3)$3.2 millionLittleton, MA