placer county resource conservation district

Pluses, minuses of Foresthill bioenergy plant mapped out

Is the Foresthill Divide ready for a bioenergy plant? A new draft study suggests that the Foresthill area, east of Auburn, has the supply of wood waste for a relatively small plan ...

Taking a sweep at Scotch broom

Early spring brings visions of planting flowers and creating vegetable gardens. But it’s also an good time to clear away invasive species. The Scotch Broom Challenge, creat ...

Program helps protect homes from fire

Creating a defensible space around a home is not only a good idea, but it is also a state law. Public Code 4291, which went into effect in January 2005, extends the defensible spac ...

New Placer County chip charge kindles fire concerns

Placer County’s chipper service is going from free to $40 starting Aug. 2. But concerns are already being expressed that the new fee will discourage people from clearing brush a ...