Government Offices

Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Central Valley Project
Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. The Auburn-Folsom South Unit of the Central Valley Project was designed to provide a new and supplemental water supply for irrigation and municipal and industrial needs and to alleviate the badly depleted groundwater conditions in the Folsom South service area. The primary feature of the unit was to be the Auburn Dam, Powerplant, and Reservoir, located on the American River, near the town of Auburn, about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.

Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA)
In the heart of the gold country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) is made of over 35,000 acres along 40 miles of the North and Middle forks of the American River. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 900,000 visitors a year.

Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Recreation Groups (Local)

Western States Trail Foundation
The Western States Trail Ride, also known as the Tevis Cup Ride, is the oldest modern day endurance ride, having been held annually since 1955. As such, it has been the inspiration and model for the most challenging endurance rides worldwide.

Western States Endurance Run
The Western States Endurance Run is one of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and certainly one of the most challenging. The run is conducted along the Western States Trail starting at Squaw Valley, California and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles.

Auburn Endurance Capital
Auburn is home to some of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet. The vast network of roads and trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area and surround Sierra Nevada make Auburn a destination for endurance athletes of all levels and interests.

Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC)
In 1988, FATRAC was created to work with the California Department of Parks and Recreation in developing and constructing a system of trails within the Folsom Lake and Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) near Sacramento.

Recreation Groups (Non-Local)

American Whitewater
The mission of American Whitewater is to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.

Public Awareness Groups

Protect American River Canyons (PARC)
Protect American River Canyons (PARC) is an Auburn-based grassroots educational group dedicated to the preservation of the wilderness, recreational, cultural, and historical resources of the North and Middles Forks of the American River and its canyons for all to responsibly care for and enjoy. PARC sponsors the Confluence Festival, outings and river cleanups.

Taxpayers For Common Sense
Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is an independent voice for American taxpayers. TCS is dedicated to cutting wasteful government spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible and efficient government that lives within its means.

American River Conservancy
The American River Conservancy conducts conservation, education, and stewardship programs to protect and enhance native fisheries, vanishing plant and animal communities, scenic vistas, cultural heritage and recreational lands within the American and Cosumnes River watersheds which lie in the foothills of the eastern Sacramento Valley.

American River Watershed Institute (ARWI)
The American River Watershed Institute studies how the landscape affects water resources. They provide (directly and via sponsorship) research, research tools, maps, and other technical information to various water and power agencies in California as well as other groups interested in the American River watershed.

Canyon Keepers
The purpose of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) Canyon Keepers is to maximize the enjoyment, knowledge and safety of people who use the North and Middle forks of the American River Canyon within the boundaries of the Auburn State Recreation Area.

Sierra Club – Motherlode Chapter
The Sierra Club has Chapters throught the United States and Canada that offer opportunities for local involvement, activism and outings. Join Sierra Club members on various outings. Learn more about the natural history of your area.

Friends of the River (FOR)
Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving, protectin and restoring California’s rivers, streams and their watersheds. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing public education, citizen activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water and energy management issues.

Pacific Institute
Founded in 1987 and based in Oakland, California the Pacific Institute is an independent, nonpartisan think-tank studying issues at the intersection of development, environment and security.

Nationwide Rivers Inventory (NRI)
A listing of more than 3,400 free-flowing river segments in the United States that are believed to possess one or more “outstandingly remarkable” natural or cultural values judged to be of more than local or regional significance.