Our Watershed

A Special Creek

Deer Creek is one California's last remaining native Spring Run Chinook Salmon streams. From its headwaters in the high mountains near Lassen National Park, it flows through the rugged foothills of the Ishi Wilderness, onto the plains dotted with multi generational family farms and ranches, and finally joins the Sacramento River on its way to the Pacific. 

Deer Creek is the lifeblood of  a dynamic and valuable fisheries,  a healthy and diverse wildlife community, and traditions of sustainable timber harvest and family agriculture that date back hundreds of years.