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    National and State Parks California

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  • Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive

    Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times. More »

  • Davison Road Maintenance begins 7/7/2014. Expect delays.

    Beginning July 7, road crews will be grading sections of Davison Road between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon should expect 30 minute delays.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground sites available by reservation, ONLY.

    Due to campground maintenance needs, first-come, first-served sites are currently unavailable at Jedediah Smith Campground. Until further notice, sites are a available by reservation, ONLY. More »

Resource Management Reports & Publications

REDWOOD CREEK

The Redwood Creek Integrated Watershed Strategy (PDF, 3.6 MB) was prepared by the Redwood Creek Watershed Group. Membership includes private landowners, and local and federal agencies that manage more than 90 percent of the Redwood Creek watershed. Membership also includes non-profit organizations and agencies with regulatory or scientific interest in the watershed. The goal of the Redwood Creek Integrated Watershed Strategy is to improve and protect water quality, water supply, and aquatic and riparian habitat throughout the Redwood Creek watershed, including the estuary and coastal areas.

The Redwood Creek Watershed Analysis (PDF, 1.2 MB) was prepared by Redwood National and State Parks in 1997 using the North West Forest Plan methodology. The analysis identifies natural resource issues in the Redwood Creek watershed, including: the protection of streamside redwoods; protection and restoration of aquatic habitat, and; protection of threatened and endangered species. The analysis presents a sediment budget for Redwood Creek for the period of 1954-1980.

Upper Redwood Creek Watershed Road Assessment Update (PDF, 53.5 MB) was prepared by Redwood National and State Parks for the landowners in the Redwood Creek watershed, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association. It reports and analyzes data from road assessments completed between 1996 and 2004. There are about 1,116 miles of road upstream of the park in the upper Redwood Creek watershed. Road assessments evaluated 723 miles, or about 65 percent of all roads. Analysis methods provide examples of how roads and sub-watersheds can be prioritized for treatment using road assessment data. A watershed improvement plan describes management activities that can improve watershed conditions in Redwood Creek.

Also see:
Redwood Creek - Progress Report on Erosion Control Work and Sediment TMDL (2011) (PDF, 7.47 MB)

Did You Know?

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Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.