Central California District Office and Mother Lode Field Office sign in front of Office building

Mother Lode Field Office

The BLM Mother Lode Field Office manages over 230,000 acres of public land in Central California. These lands are scattered within Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa,  Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yuba counties.

Areas of interest include the Cosumnes River Preserve; Pine Hill Preserve; Red Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern; the North Fork American and Merced Wild & Scenic Rivers; as well as highly visited recreation areas along the South Fork American River, South Yuba River and Mokelumne River.

Major programs within the office include Recreation, Geology & Minerals, Lands & Realty, Botany & Wildlife, Fire & Fuels, and Forestry.

Click here to explore an interactive map of the Mother Lode Field Office.
Field Office Boundaries are marked in blue and different data layers are available in the top right ‘Layer List’. Some characteristics will become visible as the map is zoomed in.

Leadership

Elizabeth Meyer-Shields

Field Manager
Phone:
916-941-3101
Fax:
916-941-3199

Philip Lorimer D'Amo

Assistant Field Manager
Phone:
916-941-3101
Fax:
916-941-3199

Contact

Mailing Address:
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: 916-941-3101
Fax: 916-941-3199
TTY/Federal Relay System: 1-800-877-8339
Hours:
In-person visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY - Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm.

EMERGENCY CLOSURES

Merced River Recreation Area
Toxic algae in Merced River

- BLM Emergency Closure Order
Caldor Fire: Rocky Bar Road

- El Dorado National Forest Order
Caldor Fire:  Area, Road & Trail


Report a Trail Issue

QUICK LINKS

- BLM California
Information Center
- California Public Room


California Fire Restrictions
Camping on Public Lands
Hunting and Target Shooting
Recreational Passes
Interactive Map Viewer


People & Pets Beware!

- Read all about it: Toxic Algae Mats


Beat the Heat... Keep Your Cool !

- Summer Heat Resources (Cal OES)


Know the Flow Before You Go....

Get current river levels, flow info, and real-time maps.

Dreamflows (DF)
- CA Data Exchange Center (DWR)

RECREATION AREAS

Cosumnes River
-Cosumnes Visitor Center 
-Cosumnes River Preserve

Merced River
-Briceburg Visitor Center *
-Recreation Management Area

North Fork American River
-North Fork American
-Stevens Trail

Pine Hill ACEC
-Pine Hill Preserve

Red Hills ACEC
-Recreation Management Area

South Yuba River
-South Yuba Recreation Area

South Fork American River
-Cronan Ranch
-Magnolia Ranch
-Greenwood Creek River Access
-Dave Moore Nature Area
-Old Flume Trail
-South Fork American

* Currently closed to the public.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS

NOTICE:  Increased Fire Restrictions - Effective Thursday, July 1, 2021 - Press Release

NO campfires, barbeques, or open fires, regardless of whether you are in a developed campground.  

For updates, a complete list of restrictions, including an interactive map, please visit the BLM California Fire Restrictions

Fire & Fuels Hotline (916) 941-3155

RECREATE RESPONSIBLY
- Wildfire Edition