Our Mission is to monitor and protect the waters of our
National Forests and to educate those that use and
enjoy these treasures.
Our Mission is to monitor and protect the waters of our National Forests and to educate those that use and enjoy these treasures.
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Fishing Regulation Sign Replaced on Deep Creek
The Forest Service and volunteers have done a lot of hard work to keep this canyon clean and maintained since the fires of 10 years ago. The area is slowly recovering.
Deep Creek has a large crowd of off roaders and hikers. The fact that the Pacific Coast Trail runs through this canyon to the Hesperia area is a draw for the outdoor enthusiast. Deep Creek is said to have and support the greatest diversity of wild life habitats of any drainage in the San Bernardino Forest. It includes forest to the high desert.
Deep Creek is also a designated wild trout stream. Since the damaging fires, fish have disappeared from the tributaries of Hooks Creek, the creek out of Papoose Lake, and possibly Willow Creek. Deep Creek has a steady population of Rainbow Trout and before the fires had a steady population of Brown Trout.
Deep Creek has been active with projects. The FRVC, the Forest Service, and other groups have participated in the following.
• Steel Bar Fencing • Relocation of Large Rocks to Stop Off Road Traveling on an Old Native American Site • Signage to Stop People from Driving Down into Deep Creek • Trail Cleaning from Splinters Cabin to the First Bride Down Stream of Devils Hole • Forest Service has Reworked Grading Roads to Devils Hole • FRVC’s Continued Clean Up of Graffiti, Garbage and Sign Replacement
The sign replacement project was at Willow Creek’s Tributary to Deep Creek. Four FRVC Volunteers met at 6:00AM at Sky Forest Ranger Station, drove to Devil’s Hole and hiked in two hours and replaced the sign that had been damaged from the previous fire.
Thanks to the work of Don Stehsel, Jim Hyatt, Andrew Palocsay and Scott van Beek the new sign detailing the Fishing Regulations for Deep Creek has been replaced. By days end they had put in a 12-hour day.