West Subbasin Overview

The Western Subbasin lies between the little Bear Creek in the estuary (RM 0.3) and the headwaters of the South Fork of Bear Creek (RM 50) along the western side of the Mattole mainstem and Wilder Ridge for a distance of about sixty miles. The subbasin is largely managed by BLM for conservation and recreation in the King Range National Conservation Area, which comprises 47% of the subbasin. The Western Subbasin supports populations of Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead trout.

Mattole River - West Subbasin