Mother Lode Field Office

Mother Lode Field Office

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Important to Know Before You Go . . .

 Cronan Ranch and Magnolia Ranch
NOTICE: Permitted Events 

Butte Fire Stabilization Efforts
News Release

Merced River
NOTICE: Rockslide Closes Briceburg Road

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Closures, Restrictions & Rules

Hunting & Target Shooting

BLM photo of Cronan Ranch with horse ridersCronan Ranch

The Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park is located in Pilot Hill. The Park contains 12 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and...

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Pine Hill Preserve - Weber Creek Salmon Falls Unit

Pine Hill Preserve

Located in western El Dorado County, Pine Hill Preserve is home to a collection of eight rare plant species.

Visit Pine Hill Preserve


Kanaka Valley oak woodland

Kanaka Valley

Kanaka Valley has a high diversity of plants and animals; some of the rare plant species that grow there are found nowhere else in the world.

Visit Kanaka Valley


Cosumnes River Preserve BoardwalkCosumnes River Preserve

The Cosumnes River Preserve is home to California's largest remaining valley oak riparian forest, and is one of the few protected wetland habitat areas in the state.

Visit Cosumnes River Preserve

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Hunting in California

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On-line Campfire Permits


Bureau of Land Management
Mother Lode Field Office
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: (916) 941-3101
Fax: (916) 941-3199
Office Hours:
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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