Miner’s Creek

Area: 25 acres

Location: Granite Bay, Placer County, California

Date Acquired: 2001

Acquisition Type: CNLM does not own the preserve but we do hold a conservation easement on the property.

Key Habitats: California Annual and Perennial Grassland, Valley Foothill Riparian, Freshwater Aquatic/Wetland and Blue Oak Foothill Pine


The Miner’s Creek Preserve was established in 2001 to mitigate for loss of wetland habitat. The Preserve protects approximately 25 acres within the Monte Sereno subdivision, located in Placer County, California. The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) holds a Conservation easement on the Preserve.

Conservation Significance

Within two lots, the Preserve protects oak woodlands, annual grassland, riparian woodland, seasonal wetlands, and a 1000-foot stretch of Miner’s Creek. Blue oaks (Quercus douglasii), interior live oaks (Quercus wislizeni), and California foothill or gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) are common in the oak and riparian woodlands.

Our Work

CNLM works with the Home Owners Association (HOA) to protect and promote the Preserve’s conservation values. The HOA manages the Preserve.  CNLM monitors for easement and management plan compliance.

Public Access

Due to the vulnerability of the species and habitats that exist on this Preserve, it is not open to the public.


For information on Miner’s Creek Preserve or Center for Natural Lands Management, please contact Eric Olson, Preserve Manager at  eolson@cnlm.org or 760.731.7790 extension 206.