Placer Low Impact Development Guidebook


In 2004, Placer County identified Low Impact Development (LID) as a mitigation strategy for the County Aquatic Resource Program - a comprehensive strategy for state and federal environmental regulatory compliance on projects covered by the Placer County Conservation Plan. 

The County retained Sierra Business Council and a team of technical consultants to prepare the document, with advice and assistance from County planning and engineering staff. SBC established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of local stakeholders and technical professionals to provide oversight and direction to the effort. The completed Guiedbook provides planning and design guidance to promote and encourage the application of appropriate and cost effective LID principles and strategies for new and redevelopment projects in the Sierra Nevada.