Photo by Jim Popenoe
The town of Orick occupies a small valley through which Redwood Creek flows on its way to the Pacific Ocean. Its green pastures support dairy cattle and sheep. The estuary at the mouth of Redwood Creek is a resting and rearing place for salmon and steelhead. The hills around Orick are densely covered with verdant forests of coast redwood, Sitka spruce and red alder.