Amador WMA

Chair: Mike Boitano, Agriculture Commissioner

General contact: Mike Boitano, 209-223-6481 or mboitano@co.amador.ca.us

Mapping contact: Mike Boitano, 209-223-6481 or mboitano@co.amador.ca.us

Meetings: Two to four meetings a year at the Agriculture Commissioners office, 12200-B Airport Road, Martell, CA 95654

Formed: 2008

Project Highlights:

  Dry Creek salt cedar eradication Project

  • Amador WMA is working on eradicating salt cedar from 7 miles of Dry Creek. Project activities include the use of hand tools to cut tamarisk growing in the streambed and on the banks of Dry Creek and the chemical treatment of all stumps. The cut vegetation will be piled and burned. There are 225 sites in about seven miles of Dry Creek to be treated.

Organizations on WMA’s MOU

  • Amador County Department of Agriculture
  • U.C. Cooperative Extension, Amador County
  • U.S. Forest Service-Eldorado National Forest
  • Sierra Chapter of California Native Plant Society
  • Amador Resource Conservation District
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Amador-Eldorado-Sacramento Cattleman’s Association
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Amador County Board of Supervisors
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Amador County Farm Bureau
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Amador County Public Works Agency
  • City of Jackson
  • Central Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Amador Fire Safe Council
  • Pacific Gas and Electric