This proposed wilderness is located along the canyon of the South Fork Trinity Wild and Scenic River. Recreational opportunities abound in Underwood with boating, hiking and wildflower viewing in the spring followed by swimming in its many pools during the summer. One can often see salmon and steelhead holding in these same pools in the
The southern proposed additions are composed of rugged, heavily forested mid to low-elevation country that would complement the adjacent highlands of the Trinity Alps Wilderness if protected. The Wild and Scenic New River, Canyon Creek Proposed Wild and Scenic River and other streams that flow out of the proposed additions provide cold, clear water essential
If Bigfoot lives, he or she dwells in the Siskiyou Mountains. The northwestern portions of the proposed wilderness additions are in the Smith River and Illinois River watersheds. The Smith is California’s only undammed river and it hosts one of the “best salmon and steelhead fisheries on the west coast” according to the Six Rivers
This small yet ecologically diverse proposed wilderness encompasses the headwaters of Redwood Creek, a critical salmon and steelhead trout stream that eventually flows into Redwood National Park to the north. Redwood Creek flows off of the north-face of this ridge, while Bug Creek (an important tributary of the Mad River to the south) flows from
Unfortunately, few protected wilderness areas include coast redwoods, despite their iconic nature. The Redwood Creek drainage contains the largest remaining groves of ancient forest in Redwood National Park. More information coming soon!
Activists waged a long battle to preserve this once privately-owned grove of stately old-growth coast redwoods. While much of the Headwaters Forest Reserve has been logged, the proposed wilderness is composed of the ancient forests that form the area’s core. More information to be added soon!