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, the South Yuba River, and the Mokelumne River.

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

BLM Recreational Opportunities Interactive Map
Find recreation locations in the BLM  Motherlode Field Office.

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QUICK LINKS

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

 

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RECREATION AREAS

Cosumnes River

Merced River

North Fork American River

Pine Hill ACEC

Red Hills ACEC

South Yuba River

South Fork American River

Leadership

Jeff Horn

Field Manager
Phone:
916-941-3130
Fax:
916-941-3199

Vacant

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
Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. Please ring the doorbell to enter lobby. BLM staff appointments recommended. This Field Office does not take cash for transactions such as maps or recreation passes. Checks or credit cards accepted.

TTY/Relay System

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

ALERTS & NOTICES

NEW! ON-LINE FUELWOOD PERMITS

Click Here to Purchase a Fuelwood Permit

Important:

  • Print or download your permit.
  • Print or download required stipulations.
  • Download PDF maps of fuelwood cutting areas on BLM lands. Use in Avenza app.
  • Remember to ALWAYS carry your permit and stipulations with you.

WILD PIGS IN THE RED HILLS ACEC

  • Wild pig damage observed at the Red Hills. Hunting allowed year round. No bag limit.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE - BLM SOUTH OF NEW HOGAN LAKE

  • All forms of target shooting are prohibited- November 2023, order and map.