This wild creek, is a pristine tributary of the National Wild and Scenic North Fork Smith River and it’s endangered. It’s one of the crown jewels of the famed Wild and Scenic Smith River system. The Forest Service found Baldface Creek and its perennial tributaries eligible to become National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Baldface Creek flows out of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness into the South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area, Oregon’s largest unprotected national forest wild area. The creek and its wild watershed are unprotected and threatened by a foreign owned company’s attempt to develop a nickel strip mine alone its lower reaches. The mine would span the length Taylor Creek, a major tributary of Baldface Creek.