The proposed Wild and Scenic River segments of the South Fork Eel and its tributaries support threatened and endangered populations of salmon and steelhead and rare plants. They also provide outstanding research opportunities of nearly pristine undeveloped watersheds.
Cedar Creek flows from the serpentine barrens of Red Mountain. The creek was found eligible for Wild and Scenic River protection by the BLM due to its high quality anadromous fish habitat, old growth forests, spotted owl nesting sites, and rare plants found on serpentine soils. Cedar Creek acts as a crucial wildlife corridor between the South Fork Eel and its East Branch.
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management ~ BLM Arcata Field Office
Location: Mendocino County, CA 2nd Congressional District
Watershed: South Fork Eel River
Wild & Scenic River Miles: 9.6 miles