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County Gets New Habitat Lands

The state Wildlife Conservation Board has approved 19 projects to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat in California, and two of those projects are in Nevada County. A 1.4-million dollar grant has been awarded to the Bear Yuba Land Trust to acquire 652 acres along the Bear River, just east of Auburn. Board Assistant Executive Director Peter Perrine says that land, called the Garden Bar Preserve, contains river access, and some key oak woodland…

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Also, a three-million dollar grant is going to the Truckee Donner Land Trust for over 25-hundred acres of forest land called Royal Gorge. Perrine says the money comes from a voter-approved measure in 2002…

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Over 20 million dollars in projects were approved Tuesday at the board’s quarterly meeting.

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