East Fork of South Fork Trinity Proposed Wild and Scenic River

The East Fork South Fork with headwaters in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness provides the greatest amount of habitat in the upper South Fork Trinity system for spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead, contributing significantly to the maintenance of fish communities throughout the entire South Fork watershed.

Upper South Fork Trinity Proposed Wild and Scenic River

From its source high in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness, the South Fork Trinity River flows north 82 miles to its confluence with the Trinity River. On its long journey north, the South Fork Trinity serves as a natural corridor for fish and wildlife, thus helping to connect islands of ancient forest and wild
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Upper Middle Eel and Balm of Gilead Creek Proposed Wild and Scenic Rivers

From their sources in the Yolla-Bolly Wilderness to their confluence, the upper Middle Eel River and Balm of Gilead Creek flows through rugged and little-visited canyons clothed in mixed Douglas fir, Jeffry pine, and oak forests, forming numerous cascades, waterfalls, and large pools along the way. The Forest Service recommended Wild & Scenic protection of
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Canyon Creek Proposed Wild and Scenic River

Beautiful alpine lakes high in the Trinity Alps Wilderness are the source of Canyon Creek. From there, this remarkable stream flows south through scenic alpine meadows, over numerous waterfalls, through a rugged forested canyon, and past former Native American village sites and historic Gold Rush mining towns to its confluence with the Trinity River at
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Butter Creek Proposed Wild And Scenic River

Butter Creek is a key tributary for the protection and restoration of South Fork anadromous stocks. The creek is an important source of cold water providing thermal refugia for rare summer steelhead and coho in the South Fork. The watershed’s serpentine soils support a unique assemblage of endemic plant species. Peregrine falcon and spotted owl
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Lower Hayfork Creek Proposed Wild and Scenic River

Hayfork Creek is the largest free flowing tributary to the South Fork Trinity River. The Forest Service recommended Wild & Scenic River protection for the lower segment of Hayfork Creek  because its cold water tributaries support moderate to high populations of steelhead, salmon, and native rainbow trout, which also contribute to the outstanding fishery value
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