The Middle Fork of the Feather River (M.F.F.R.) flows southwest before converging with the South and North Forks at Lake Oroville in Butte County.
The Middle Fork of the Feather River was designated a part of the National System of Wild and Scenic Rivers in 1968 by the U.S. Forest Service through the Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District. The bridge crossing is located in the portion of the M.F.F.R. designated as recreational zone under the Act. Although the project is located on non-Federal lands, the project scope will be reviewed for conformance with the Recreation Management Plan, Middle Fork Feather Wild and Scenic River, Recreational Zone, 1978 by the Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District.