These proposed Wild and Scenic Rivers in the upper Eel River watershed provide important habitat for threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, as well as wildlife dependent on old growth forests. They also provide outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Deep Hole Creek flows through a proposed addition to the Yuki Wilderness. A tributary of Elk Creek, the stream provides suitable spawning and rearing habitat for coho salmon and steelhead. Federal officials identified the creek as essential for the recovery of threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead. The drainage also provides habitat for the spotted owl.
Management Agency: U.S. Forest Service ~ Six Rivers National Forest, Mendocino National Forest
Bureau of Land Management ~ Arcata Field Office
Location: Trinity & Mendocino Counties, CA 2nd Congressional District
Watershed: Upper Eel River
Wild & Scenic River Miles: 4.3 Miles
Outstanding Values: Anadromous fisheries, ecological, wildlife, cultural, scenery, recreation