Document - Elwha Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Report

Abstract

This study report evaluates the eligibility and classification of the Elwha River watershed, located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (National System). This assessment makes no recommendation as to whether or not the river should be placed in the National System. It only addresses its eligibility and classification. The entire length of the Elwha River and its tributaries possesses five outstanding remarkable values– wildlife, fish, prehistory, history, and scenery.

Description

This study report evaluates the eligibility and classification of the Elwha River for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Document Information

Filename - Elwha Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Report369.pdf

Size - 13.93MB


Associated Rivers

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Associated Projects

Elwha Restoration (WA)
The Elwha River will be restored by removing two dams that have blocked salmon and degraded recreational opportunities on one of the Pacific Northwest's most spectacular rivers.
Wild Olympics (WA)
A campaign to protect the free-flowing rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.