Hikes, Programs, and Events

Photo Corner:

A recent visit to the subject property ARC is working to conserve yielded these stunning photos.

For more information about the Granite Chief Wilderness Campaign, check out: www.arconservancy.org/granitechief

These 6,000+ year old petroglyphs were carved by the indigenous people that have called the Sierra Nevada home for thousands of years.

Latest News and Announcements

September 20, 2014 - Participate in the 6th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup in El Dorado County!

July 30, 2014 - American River Headwaters Purchase Will Help Protect California's Water Supply.

April 1, 2014 - ARC Celebrated 25 years of conservation, education, and stewardship efforts! Read our first newsletter.

2013 Annual Report

Purchase your Chili Bar River Park season pass here

Register for Explore Nature School Programs

South Fork American River Trail Featured in Sacramento Bee

Restoration Meets Culture at Ladies Valley

Granite Chief Wilderness Campaign Launched



Our MissionThe American River Conservancy serves our communities by ensuring healthy ecosystems within the Upper American and Upper Cosumnes River watersheds through land conservation, stewardship and education.




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