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 user groups. A popular destination for jogging, dog-walking, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors, Ewing Reservoir is currently the most popular outdoor community space in Hayfork. …

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 local volunteer fire department chiefs, the effort includes training events that introduce participants to fire ecology, weather observations, and measurements, site prep, firing and holding. …

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. Each year this event brings 30-40 prescribed fire practitioners from across the country to restore fire to Northern California’s diverse fire adapted ecosystems. TREX events …

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 the Spring Chinook Salmon, and our local Spring Chinook salmon population has been declining at an alarming rate. In fact, Spring Chinook are at risk …

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 they are largely funded and operated by drug trafficking organizations. Trespass grow sites are a serious issue threatening the health of national forests in California.  …

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 …