Bibliography Background About KRIS

Information about Wolverton Gulch from California Department of Fish and Game Files, Eureka Office

Compiled by Susie VanKirk, 1998

1) Stream Survey, 12 June 1963, from mouth to 3 1/4 miles upstream, drains area of 2,200 acres from 750 feet to 100 feet at mouth. Poor habitat; small amount of water; excessive silt; pollution from sewage; little food. "Salmonids were observed, but are very scarce. Those seined were identified as trout, average length of 3 inches...Local residents told this writer that steelhead use Wolverton Gulch Creek for their spawning run."

2) Stream Survey, either 1963 or 1965, from mouth upstream 1/2 mile. "Salmonids in Wolverton Gulch were numerous, many up to 8 inches in length. Small salmonids (1") were numerous, indicating that this is a good nursery stream...Wolverton Gulch Creek should be managed as an anadromous fish stream."

3) Electrofishing Survey, 24 april 1978, 1/4 mile above Rohnerville Road. three juvenile silver salmon (1 inche), 49 degrees, 2-3 cfs.

4) Stocking Record: 14 June 1982: 3,000 SH, Mad River.

5) Electrofishing Survey, 2 July 1984, 400-500 foot section below Highway 36 culvert: 17 steelhead (57-149 mm.) 22 "trout" at 12 (20-40 mm.); 8 (60-80 mm.) 2 (120-140 mm.)

6) Field Note, 7 Feb. 1994 from Jim Froland, DFG Warden Steelhead spawning documentation, Wolverton Gulch Creek. "Dairy farmer at junction of WGC and State Highway 36 reports seeing a large adult steelhead (10-15 lbs) migrating up the creek the last week of January 1994. I checked the creek from the Highway 36 culvert, downstream approximately 150 yards. On the above date I observed one spawning redd about 100 yards downstream from the highway."

7) Electrofishing Survey. 8 May 1997: 500 ft. upstream from culvert, SH/RB 1+, six SH/RB 2+, one 9 May 1997: below culvert, SH/RB 1+, four, no YOY observed

8) CDF Memo from John E. Harris, Sr. Wildlife Biologist to Glen J. Newman, Chief Coast/Cascade Region, 21 Oct. 1997, re: THP No. 1-96-507HUM, Pacific Lumber Co.; Claude Young adjacent landowner, modified THP because salmonids in creek and reclassified creek as Class I watercourse, Barry Dobosh, RPF for PL.

"Several young-of-the-year salmonids were observed and there could have potentially been coho salmon, steelhead, or coastal cutthroat trout. Also observed were a couple 2+ salmonids which had to be either steelhead or coastal cutthroat trout. DFG does have records of coho salmon and steelhead from within Wolverton Gulch."