The Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) is a community-based non-profit organization in far northern California. The WRTC’s mission is to promote a healthy forest and a healthy community through research, training and education. Since 1993, the WRTC has been working to revitalize the economy of Hayfork, CA, by creating local restoration jobs and a culture of land stewardship.
Like many timber towns, Hayfork’s economy had been based on natural resource extraction. The geo-political situation (Hayfork is surrounded by the Trinity National Forest) made the community vulnerable to public lands management changes. In 1996, when...Read more