Local
The Watershed Center has been creating local jobs, innovating land stewardship practices, supporting youth and economic development, and sharing our work with policy makers and other communities since 1993. Like other resource-dependent communities--Hayfork, and the...
Regional
To effectively combat the impacts of drought, catastrophic wildfire, and the compounding effects of climate change, we need forest management solutions. The Watershed Center is a leader in advancing community-based forest management. At the regional...
National
The Watershed Center, while based in a remote corner of northern California, has a twenty-year history of working at the national level. As leaders in the community-based forestry movement in the 1990’s, the Watershed Center...

Mission

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.

Featured Projects

The Watershed Center has many projects locally, regionally and nationally. Click through below to learn more about some of the work we are doing on the ground.
Friends Enjoying Ewing Trails
Friends Enjoying Ewing Trails
The Friends Enjoying Ewing Trails’ (FEET) group is leading the creation of a mixed use trail system at Ewing Reservoir for hikers, bikers, and equestrian...
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Learning to Burn
Learning to Burn
Learning to burn is an initiative designed to increase capacity for prescribed fire management in Trinity County. Collaboratively designed by Watershed Center staff, partners, and...
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Northern California Prescribed Fire Training
Northern California Prescribed Fire Training
The Northern California Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (Nor Cal TREX) is an annual prescribed fire training exchange hosted by the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council....
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Save our Spring Chinook
Save our Spring Chinook
In California we are at risk of losing our Spring Chinook Salmon. The South Fork Trinity River is one of the primary spawning habitats for...
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Trespass Grow Reclamation
Trespass Grow Reclamation
Trespass grows are sites where marijuana is illegally grown on public lands.  They are often large-scale operations, with plant counts numbering anywhere from 1,000-100,000 and...
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Hayfork Community Wetlands
Hayfork Community Wetlands
The Hayfork Community Wetlands is a 20-acre wetland site next to Hayfork High School. In the 1920-1940’s mining stripped the area of vegetation and created...
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Events

Get outdoors, explore, learn and have fun!  In addition to great opportunities to lend a hand at community work days, we host a variety field tours, community networking events, storytelling exhibitions and fundraisers like the annual Wine and Cheese Gala. Check out our events calendar and join us in taking care of our community.

Check out the Calendar to see upcoming events!