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.
Draining a portion of the proposed English Ridge Wilderness, Fish Creek flows into the Eel Wild and Scenic River and provides important anadromous fish habitat. Forests along the creek support endangered spotted owl. The creek flows through mixed public and private lands, which are protected through an easement held by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management ~ Arcata Field Office
Location: Mendocino Counties, CA 2nd Congressional District
Watershed: Upper Eel River
Wild & Scenic River Miles: 4.2 Miles
Outstanding Values: Anadromous fisheries, ecological, wildlife, cultural, scenery, recreation