Our Mokelumne River is beautiful every day of the year. And now it's California's newest state Wild and Scenic River! Celebrate our victory and help us continue our good work! Make your tax-deductible donation today!
Latest News Items
Fri, Jul 05, 2019: 19th Annual Dinner a great success
On Saturday, June 29, nearly 150 guests gathered on the beautiful courtyard of Karmère Vineyards & Winery outside Plymouth for the Foothill Conservancy’s 19th annual dinner ...
Mon, May 20, 2019: We're Hiring!
We are seeking a part-time Watershed Conservation Advocate to assist with projects related to river, forest, and watershed conservation and restoration, primarily in the central Sierra Nevada. Click on the title link for more information.
Mon, Mar 18, 2019: Will salmon and steehead once again spawn in the Mokelumne above Pardee?
Record numbers of salmon and steelhead have returned to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in recent years, but the outlook is even brighter with the release of a study that shows the possibility of the reintroduction of the iconic salmonid species in a 13.7 mile stretch of the Mokelumne above Lake Pardee ...
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 15th 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 15th 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.
Upcoming Events
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 - Sat, Aug 03, 2019: Volunteer and Make a Difference in the Headwaters of the American River
Come out and help the Eldorado National Forest, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Forest Legacy and other partner groups prepare for a critically needed prescribed fire within the Caples Creek Roadless Area (an area recommended for wilderness designation by the Forest Service). The Caples Ecological Restoration Project, located about 1 hour 45 minutes east of Sacramento.
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 - Sat, Oct 19, 2019: Amador County Master Gardeners present schedule of workshops
UCCE Master Gardeners offer free classes on various Saturdays throughout the year. Classes start at 9:00 and usually run until Noon. No advance registration is needed.
Sun, Jul 28, 2019: Raft the Moke on Sunday, July 28! Waiting list only
Note: These trips have sold out. If you'd like to get on a waiting list in case someone cancels, send us an e-mail. Celebrate the state Wild and Scenic designation of the Mokelumne by rafting the river! O.A.R.S. will be running benefit raft trips down the Electra-Middle Bar run of the Mokelumne River for the benefit of the Foothill Conservancy and our efforts to preserve and protect the river. We expect high demand for these trips, so please reserve your seats today!

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