Watershed and Fisheries

The Watershed Center is located in the heart of the South Fork Trinity River (SFTR) Watershed, the southernmost tributary of the Klamath River. A part of the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, the SFTR houses the endangered Spotted Owl and Pacific Fisher, the at-risk Coho Salmon, and is home to one of the last remaining populations of the at-risk Spring Chinook Salmon. A unique landscape that is often overlooked, this ecosystem faces serious challenges. A legacy of human impacts and continued human burdens on the land are causing damage to ecosystems and watersheds, destroying wildlife habitat, and threatening the survival of fish.

Our Watershed and Fisheries Program weds scientific knowledge with a deep connection to land and community. Since 2006 we have been working to restore this vibrant ecosystem and address threats to it’s long term health and resilience. We work locally and regionally with community members, farmers, ranchers, organizations, and agencies to create common goals and maximize our impact.

Over the years we have pioneered a volunteer engagement and restoration program, implemented restoration of wetlands, rivers, and streams, conducted vital watershed assessments, stream monitoring and data collection, organized outreach and education projects, and developed local and regional networks and partnerships.

Our vital link to land and community positions us to keep our finger on the pulse of this great landscape, integrating extensive knowledge of land with science, community, and culture. In this way, we adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the South Fork Trinity Watershed, and are able to develop creative solutions where they are most needed.

Learn more about our work below.