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.


jobs_100px       Provided 40 living wage jobs 
teen_100px       Reached more than 200 youth
mountain       Restored more than 574 acres of land 
prevention_100px       Achieved over 450 acres of prescribed fire restoration
trails_100px      Maintained 180 miles of trail in our National Forest 

networking_100px      Engaged more than 101 communities in service of our mission

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


Indian Valley Summer Camp 2017!

June 19th-June 30th

It’s that time! This year will be our fifteenth year of Indian Valley Summer Camp and we are looking forward to another great year! IVSC offers a variety of fun, educational activities designed to get youth outdoors while educating them and offering enriching experiences. This year’s camp will include horseback riding, swimming, hiking, river rafting, arts and crafts, and more!

The deadline to register for camp is Friday, May 5th.
IVSC is offered at a free or reduced scale to Trinity County youth. If you are interested in registering for camp or learning more, visit the Indian Valley Summer Camp page.