The Kalmiopsis and Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast
The Kalmiopsis is a rugged, geologically unique range of low elevation mountains located a little inland from the Wild Rivers Coast on the Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon. While legendary for its rare plants, the Kalmiopsis is best known for its beautiful free flowing creeks and rivers, their gin-clear waters and their priceless native salmon and steelhead runs. This one-of-a-kind wild landscape is home to the National Wild and Scenic Illinois, Chetco and North Fork Smith Rivers—with many more streams proposed for Wild and Scenic designation in the River Democracy Act of 2021. This west coast wild salmon stronghold and climate refuge is only partially protected. Learn more and explore it with us.