558 Acres are Saved on the American River
Two miles of frontage on the north fork of the American River and 558 acres of forest between the Auburn and Folsom Lake state recreation areas will be protected from development forever under a deal that closed this week.
The American River Conservancy purchased a conservation easement for the land, part of the historic Garland Ranch in El Dorado County, conservancy director Alan Ehrgott said.
The land is due east of the river, across the canyon from Auburn and immediately downstream from the old Auburn dam site.
Ehrgott called the deal a major step toward the dream of a 16-mile trail corridor around the east side of Folsom Lake that would connect with the south fork of the American...
The American River Conservancy is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It has completed 71 conservation projects protecting over 10,600 acres of native fisheries, endangered species habitat and recreational lands. The Conservancy also provides interpretive hikes, educational programs to schools and volunteer opportunities to the greater Sacramento Metropolitan region. The American River Conservancy operates the American River Nature Center which is located at 348 Highway 49, Coloma, California. It can be reached at (530) 621-1224 or at www.arconservancy.org