Spring runoff, N Fork Mokelumne River, 2007
May the beauty of nature and our Mokelumne River bring you peace and good health during these challenging times.
Latest News Items
Mon, Mar 30, 2020: We're open, but working remotely
Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, our office is closed and our staff are staying safe by working at home. They've done a wonderful job of adjusting to this unusual situation, and we greatly appreciate their flexibility. We are checking our voice mail, so while we will not be in the office to take your call, we will get back to you. You can also contact us by e-mail. Take care, be safe, and stay well!
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, 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
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - Sat, Oct 10, 2020: UCCE Master Gardeners workshop schedule
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. Please check their website to see whether classes have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wed, May 06, 2020 - Wed, Jun 03, 2020: Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop
Hosted by Cooperative Extension Mariposa County, this training is designed for landowners, land managers, and anyone interested in learning more about fire ecology, how to plan and implement prescribed fire.
Mon, May 18, 2020 - Sat, Jul 18, 2020: California Forest Stewardship Workshop
The participants will utilize online resources on their own time to complete learning modules and short activities. Zoom meetings with all participants and presenters will take place once a week on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm.
Sat, Jun 20, 2020: Foothill Conservancy Annual Dinner -- POSTPONED
April 10 update: Due to the uncertainties surround the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone this event. Stay tuned for details. Come join us in honoring Dr. Bob Hartmann and Mel Welsh at our annual dinner, Saturday, June 20, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Terre Rouge & Easton Winery, 10801 Dickson Rd. in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Delectable local farm to table food catered by Outer Aisle. Wine & beer bar. Music by local talent Wicked Sisters. Fabulous raffle and auction prizes.
Tue, Oct 13, 2020: River of Song: A benefit concert celebrating California’s life-giving waters
On Tuesday, October 13, Laurie Lewis will be joined by some of the East Bay’s finest acoustic musicians for the Fourth Annual River of Song: A benefit concert celebrating California’s life-giving waters. Proceeds go to Foothill Conservancy and Friends of the River. Don't miss this great show! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details ...
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