Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

Spring runoff, N Fork Mokelumne River, 2007
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, 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.
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.
Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 09, 2019 - Thu, Jan 09, 2020: Tickets on sale for John McCutcheon Concert
Grammy-nominated folk musician John McCutcheon is returning for another concert to benefit the Foothill Conservancy! The concert is Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm at the beautiful Dr. Elliott A. Smart Performing Arts Center at Bret Harte Union High School in Angels Camp. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door (if available). Children 12 and under $15 advance, $20 door.
Fri, Nov 29, 2019 - Tue, Dec 31, 2019: Patagonia to match your end-of-year donation!
From November 29 through December 31, 2019, Patagonia will match donations you make to Foothill Conservancy on the Patagonia Action Works website. This is a true 1:1 match, and individual donations up to $10,000 qualify. That means every dollar you donate will be doubled to support our work! Patagonia will even cover the Network for Good processing fees. There is a cap on Patagonia's total match for all its grantees combined, so we encourage you to donate soon.
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