Upper Ohop Creek

Upper Ohop Creek

  • Land Protected: 202.7 acres
  • Shoreline Protected: 1.2 miles of Ohop Creek shoreline and 0.4 miles of Ohop Lake shoreline
  • Protection Timeline: 2015 (202.7 acres)
  • Conservation Values: Fish and wildlife habitats, including tributary streams, floodplain, wetlands, and lake shoreline, riparian forest and upland forest
  • Property Overview: This Protected Area includes the undeveloped, northeast edge of Ohop Lake and a portion of the Ohop Valley north of the lake. Prior to Land Trust acquisition, this property was managed as commercial timberland. Most of the valley is dominated by  native trees and shrubs that tolerate or require wet conditions. The east valley bluff is a mixture of native conifers and deciduous trees. Habitat restoration efforts will focus on controlling invasive weeds and planting additional native trees and shrubs.
  • Conservation Partners: Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Pierce County Conservation Futures
  • Habitat Restoration Partners: Salmon Recovery Funding Board; US Fish and Wildlife Service; and many volunteers
  • Property Guidelines:
    • While this site is undeveloped, individuals are welcome to visit the Land Trust property accessible from Orville Road during daylight hours. Please keep in mind that the road shoulder is narrow and there is a steep drop-off between the road and the valley floor.
    • This site is being restored to promote the most beneficial habitats for fish and wildlife species, so please limit your activities to low-impact recreation, such as bird watching, photography, and nature enjoyment. All organized activities (e.g. school visits or tours) must be coordinated with the Land Trust at least a month in advance..
    • Please note: There are no parking lots, restrooms, maintained trails, or other visitor amenities at this site. Follow all posted signs and respect the privacy of neighboring landowners. Please do not disturb or harvest plants, fungi, animals, minerals, or historic artifacts.
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