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 huge tailing piles. The Watershed Center and our partners have spent the last several years rehabilitating the site to create a new outdoor community space and thriving wetlands ecosystem.

The wetlands support habitat for fisheries, migrating birds, mammals, and amphibians. They also contribute to the overall health of Hayfork Creek acting as a natural water filtering system. The wetlands are a beautiful addition to our local outdoor community space offering an interpretive trail system and serving as an outdoor classroom for local school groups.

Community volunteer planting days have been an important part of revegetating the site.

This project has been made possible through the participation of local residents, agencies, schools, and community members. These partners have helped with planting and trail building days and contributed to the interpretive trail system that incorporates art and building projects implemented by Hayfork High School students.

View the Wetlands Kiosk Map

Get Involved

To learn more or to sign up for Hayfork Community Wetlands volunteer events, contact Josh at 530-628-4206 or josh[at]thewatershedcenter.com.

Thanks to our many partners

This project is a regional and community effort and would not be possible without the support of:

  • Trinity County
  • The Mountain Valley Unified School District
  • The California Department of Conservation
  • The U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
  • The Hayfork Community Plan
  • The Trinity County Resource Conservation District
  • 5 Counties Salmonid Conservation Program
  • The Trinity River Restoration Program
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • The Trinity County Historical Society.

Thanks to our funders

This project has been funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee, the Shasta Regional Foundation, the Cal Recycle Program and the Trinity County Office of Education.