Our Mission: The Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy's goal is to preserve the environmental and economic resources of the Battle Creek watershed through responsible stewardship, liaison, cooperation, and education.
The BCWC is a voluntary organization of property owners with significant stakes in the economic and environmental health of the Battle Creek watershed. It was formed to help protect these economic and environmental stakes through local control and beneficial land stewardship practices.
We welcome you to browse our site to learn about projects and studies being conducted within the Battle Creek watershed, including the Battle Creek Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Project and the completed Battle Creek Watershed Assessment. We also offer links to many other documents and reports pertaining to the Upper Sacramento River watershed.

Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Documents


Spring on Battle Creek
Springs feeding Battle Creek provide cold water required by salmonids. "Temperature is one of the most important environmental influences on salmonid biology". - Katharine Carter, SWRCB

North Fork Battle Creek
North Fork Battle Creek

Wildfire effects in Battle Creek Watershed
Battle Creek Watershed after the Ponderosa Fire of August, 2012 - Photo courtesy SWRCB
Environmental implications of post-fire runoff erosion in Battle Creek is being investigated by the BCWC.

Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Update 1/21/2016
Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan Project Update
2014 Storms and Water Board Involvement in Battle Creek
Memo from USFWS: Increase in Fine Sediment in South Fork Battle Creek

Upper Battle Creek Watershed
Headwaters of Battle Creek above the Ponderosa Fire burn area

Fall-run Chinook in Battle Creek, California
Fall-run Chinook in Battle Creek. Anadromous species imprint on the chemical signature of their natal stream and return from the ocean to spawn.

Lassen Lodge Hydroelectric Project Documents - FERC Project # 12496

FERC documents related to a proposal to build a hydroelecttric plant on the south fork of Battle Creek.

  New document:
NOAA Fisheries Service's Comments on Final Reports for the Lassen Lodge Hydroelectric Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 12496, South Fork Battle Creek, California - January 15, 2016

The Greater Battle Creek Watershed Working Group Issue Tracking Document
- March, 2015

Integrated Weed Management Plan for the Battle Creek Watershed - Manton, California 2012-2016

(mouse over plant names to view photos)

Battle Creek
Watershed Conservancy
P.O. Box 606, Manton, CA 96059


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Revised January 22, 2016