Foothill Conservancy participates in the public review of new developments and the general plans and zoning regulations of local cities and counties. In doing so we strive to ensure that our rural character is preserved; that adequate infrastructure, services and workforce housing are timely provided for; that open space and natural resources are conserved and that impacts to our environment are avoided or mitigated. We actively engage in public education, help communities address local concerns and learn about land use planning practices. We are guided by Foothill Conservancy land use principles as well as our vision and mission statement which are posted on our blog.
Read more about our Land Use programs.
Foothill Conservancy protects the wildlife, recreation and scenic values of our beloved Mokelumne River and other streams and lakes primarily in Amador and Calaveras Counties. We work together with other environmental groups, water agencies, utilities, cities, counties and citizens to achieve wild and scenic designation, secure sufficient flows, stop pollution and promote conservation.
Read more about our Watershed programs.
Giving Tuesday is coming on Tuesday, November 28, (the Tuesday after Black Friday!). This is your chance to donate to local nonprofits and have a portion of every donated dollar MATCHED by the Amador Community Foundation! Please add Foothill Conservancy to your list for the upcoming #GivingTuesday event and help us keep our towns small, our trees tall, and our water clean. Visit https://giveamador.org for more information!