Gene Markley is a local historian. Among the things he accomplished was organizing the manpower, government approval, and money to manufacture and install 9 monuments in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Each of these monuments preserves the history of a person or place. Gene created a fund; the Placer Conservation Force (PCF) to support this effort. Also,the PCF regularly contributed to a number of conservation organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. Gene raised funds for the PCF though donations and fund raising events, which he arranged.