The Feather River is a noisy, rocky, boulder-strewn river with a steep gradient, fast flow, and little vegetation. The landscape seems more barren, probably resulting from the impact of constant wind, long winters, and poor soil. Muskox and reindeer may be seen here, but other wildlife sightings are less frequent in this drainage. Arctic grayling are found in these waters and pink salmon in peak years.
Downstream from the bridge is an old road construction camp, gravel mine, and airstrip where the first of two transports of muskox from Nunivak Island took place in 1970. The herds have since established themselves throughout the peninsula.