The wooded canyon land Preserve includes several hundred feet of federally-designated Wild & Scenic river frontage, and a section of the public Euchre Bar Trail. The property is nestled within the Tahoe National Forest, connecting federal US Forest Service lands and other nearby Placer Land Trust Preserves to create a larger area of protected wilderness.
"The acquisition of the property is a great addition to the Placer Land Trust portfolio," says Ron Gould, representative of the North Fork American River Alliance, member of Placer Land Trust, and North Fork American River aficionado. "The Southern Cross Preserve is located in one of the most scenic sections of the North Fork canyon, where the river drops from pool to pool, providing many recreational opportunities. The acquisition of the property not only provides protection for the North Fork American River Wild & Scenic River, but also helps to preserve the mining artifacts and rich history of the property and surrounding area for future generations to enjoy."
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