The Mokelumne is beautiful every day of the year. And now it's California's newest state Wild and Scenic River!
Latest News Items
Fri, Jun 29, 2018: Big-Hearted River: wild-scenic designation for Mokelumne River in Amador, Calaveras
The 1,200-foot gray granite face of Calaveras Dome looms high above the upper reaches of North Fork Mokelumne River downstream from Salt Springs Dam, across from another glacier-polished rock face called Hammer Dome. The massive, mute stone gatekeepers are at the high, east end of a 37-mile stretch of the North Fork Mokelumne and the main stem Mokelumne River that are now designated wild and scenic by the state of California. Link to full story with images.
Wed, Jun 27, 2018: Mokelumne becomes California's 12th state Wild and Scenic River
Thirty-seven miles of the North Fork and main stem of the Mokelumne River running through Amador and Calaveras counties became California’s 12th California Wild and Scenic River on June 27, 2018, when Governor Edmund G. Brown signed SB 854. The legislation was passed by the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 14. The designation bars new dams on the five designated reaches.
Thu, Apr 19, 2018: State Natural Resources Agency recommends Wild & Scenic designation for the Mokelumne River
California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) recommends adding Mokelumne River segments to California Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Fri, Mar 30, 2018: Amador General Plan Agreement
Foothill Conservancy and Amador County reach agreement in general plan dispute The County of Amador and the Foothill Conservancy took a significant step to advance protection of the scenic beauty, community character, agricultural lands and wildlife local residents cherish. The parties have approved a settlement agreement to resolve the Conservancy’s November 2016 lawsuit challenging the County's approval of its new general plan.
Sat, Feb 24, 2018: "Finally, Protection for the Moke"
The new state study that recommends including 37 miles of the Mokelumne River in the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System is the subject of a feature story in the East Bay Monthly.
Upcoming Events
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - Sun, Jul 29, 2018: Amador County Fair
Come see us at the fair! We'll have a booth in the Main Mercantile Building. Please drop by and say hello.
Thu, Jul 26, 2018: Sierra Nevada Conservation watershed volunteer work day
Volunteers will head up to a site near Mud lake off of Highway 88; This is a unique site requiring a lot of rock work to create an OHV exclusion instead of the usual woody debris work. There is a beautiful view of the lake and mountains from this site and a scenic drive.
Thu, Oct 25, 2018: Mokelumne-Amador-Calaveras (MAC) regional water management plan update
Residents and individuals interested in water resource planning in Amador, Calaveras, and western Alpine Counties are invited to attend a October 25 community workshop to learn about ongoing efforts to update the MAC Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (MAC Plan), originally adopted in 2006 and updated in 2015.
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