Land Trust: Dam, lake would ruin protected places

Nevada County Land Trust and the Placer Land Trust officials said Monday the proposed reservoir would ruin their projects to conserve land along the river.

“Placer Land Trust has invested millions of dollars into preserving land in the Bear River corridor around Garden Bar,” the proposed location for the dam and reservoir, Executive Director Jeff Darlington said. “This dam project would destroy and inundate the conservation lands we are protecting.”

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