Our 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.

The Watershed Research & Training Center is making a difference on the ground:

Credit: Marcus KaufmannHayfork Community Enterprise
The Hayfork Community Enterprise Project (HCEP) is an ambitious community and economic development project being lead by the Watershed Center. Read More

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network helps accelerate the adoption of fire adapted communities concepts by connecting wildfire practitioners around the country. Read More

Volunteer for 2017 Snorkel Surveys!


Join us for some snorkeling, hiking, and overnight camping. Spend the day counting fish and learning about the land and the evening enjoying the wilderness under the stars. See below for dates and contact info, and download complete information here.

Hayfork Creek Snorkel Survey: (7/20). This one day survey will include a team of 12 divers and cover approximately 22 miles. All divers interested in the Hayfork Creek survey should contact Josh Smith, WRTC, at josh@thewatershedcenter.com or (530) 628-4206.

South Fork Trinity River Snorkel Survey: (8/15 – 8/17).  This 2 day survey  will cover 5 to 7 river miles in length, and include an overnight camp at Scott’s Flat at the Hell Gate Campground on the evening of 8/15/2017. Prior experience with salmonid identification and good physical condition are required. All divers interested in the South Fork Trinity survey should contact Andy Hill, CDFW, at Andrew.Hill@wildlife.ca.gov or (530) 623-5309.

New River Snorkel Survey: (8/22 – 8/24).  This 3 day survey will include a team of 14 divers and 3 non-divers. Divers will perform snorkel surveys on reaches ranging from 2.0 to 5.2 river miles in length. This trip will require hiking and include an overnight stay in the Trinity Alps Wilderness on 8/22/2017. All divers interested in the New River survey should contact Anne Beulke, Forest Service Fish Biologist, at annebeulke@gmail.com or (530) 623-1767.

This year our work at the Watershed Research & Training Center…