Placer County preserves rice land for ag, flood control

More than 400 acres of land west of Lincoln is set to be put into permanent conservancy by Placer County supervisors and the county’s Placer Legacy open space program.

The county approved the $1.4 million purchase of an agricultural conservation easement this month, which will provide flood control for years to come.

The property is used for rice production. Part of it also has an oak woodland, which is cut through by Coon Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that flows down from Auburn.