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American River Conservancy
American River Conservancy

Since 1989, the American River Conservancy has been preserving wildlife habitat, scenic landscapes, open space recreational lands and river frontage withing the American and Cosumnes River watersheds. Through education and recreation, we promote a broad ethic of stewardship. Our mission: to preserve rivers and land for life. 

Our conservation efforts safeguard the quality of water flowing from the Sierra Nevada mountains into State and Federal water projects that deliver domestic water supplies to Sacramento and 23 million other Californians that use the resource for homes and farms. 

The American River Conservancy's headquarters are located in Coloma, CA, right along the banks of the South Fork American River. The South Fork is the most commercially rafted river on the West Coast. Recreational opportunities are abundant, from rafting and kayaking to fishing, mountain biking, riding horses and hiking and backpacking. Over the past 10 years, ARC has preserved over 3,000 acres of habitat and built 20 miles of multi-use recreational trails along the South Fork American River between Folsom Dam and Coloma. 

The proximity to two major metropolitan areas, Sacramento and San Francisco, allows us to bring nature and experiential environmental education to children growing up in urban and suburban environments that might otherwise not experience the outdoors. 

We encourage the public to support ARC by becoming a member or volunteerig for one of our many trail and habitat stewardship projects. Information about ARC and a calendar of events and activities can be found at www.arconservancy.org.