Our mission is to create and sustain healthy lands and healthy communities. We work locally, regionally, and nationally to develop innovative approaches to natural resource management, economic development and community resilience. Through collaboration with communities, partner organizations, public agencies, and businesses, we are implementing land stewardship, creating jobs and fostering development, and building new foundations to connect people to the land and each other.
Friends Enjoying Ewing Trails
Learning to Burn
Northern California Prescribed Fire Training
Save our Spring Chinook
Trespass Grow Reclamation
Hayfork Community Wetlands
Upcoming Prescribed Burning in Trinity County
The Watershed Center will be continuing its efforts to re-introduce fire to the land this fall with prescribed burning in the Weaver Basin, Hayfork Valley and other Trinity County areas. Prescribed burning will only occur when environmental factors such as wind, temperature, and relative humidity are favorable. The Watershed will work with private landowners, the US Forest Service, local volunteer fire departments, CAL FIRE, North Coast Air Quality Management and other partners to safely reduce excessive amounts of brush, shrubs and trees. This work will be conducted primarily within the wildland-urban interface. Prescribed burning will encourage the new growth of native vegetation and maintain the many plant and animal species whose habitat depends on periodic fire.
The Watershed will maintain a phone list for those who want to be contacted prior to any burning. If you wish to be included on this list contact us at 530-628-4206.
Keep a look out for our next article, Part III in our “Rekindling Fire Wisdom” series, where David Jaramillo will discuss the development of prescribed fire in Trinity County and explore the future of intentional fire.