The Smith River Alliance has completed the acquisition of 100 acres of land located on the South Fork Smith. Beautiful beaches, scenic vistas and approximately one-half mile of the South Fork of the Smith, a State and Federal Wild and Scenic River has been conserved. The Smith River is recognized as one of the premier Salmon Strongholds along the Pacific Coast and this project will benefit special species including coho and Chinook salmon, steelhead, Northern spotted owl, Pacific fisher, Humboldt marten, and Bald eagle.
The project also benefits local citizens – and all Californians by furthering the protection of California’s premier wild and scenic river. Future projects for the property may include a river wilderness camp – and a trail connection to the Historic Kelsey Trail. The Smith River Alliance is grateful to Rick and Kay McClendon, the California River Parkway Program, The MiaBo Fund and all of our supporters and friends who helped to make this addition to Rock Creek Ranch possible.