In order to prioritize the focus of our protection, restoration, and monitoring efforts throughout the watershed, we would like to complete a formal assessment of conditions throughout the Wolf Creek watershed. In this assessment, we would look at land use, land cover, ecological conditions, and hydrology, with an emphasis on abandoned mining sites (of which 337 are known).
We have established a working group with Sierra Streams Institute to begin work on this watershed assessment. We have also performed extensive GIS mapping of the Wolf Creek watershed as part of our effort to understand the scope of the hazardous waste legacy left to us by historic gold mining and industry in the watershed and how this waste affects water quality and the ecological health of Wolf Creek. To make it possible to take the steps in this endeavor, we are actively seeking funding and partners.