The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) and Weaverville Community Forest (WCF) Steering Committee are in the final stages of drafting the 2021-2028 WCF Strategic Plan and plan to publish in June. Our GrizzlyCorps fellow, Kathleen, has been a large part of the TCRCD team leading this effort. The draft is currently available for community review until May 28th, when it will be revised according to public input and proposed to the Steering Committee for approval. See tcrcd.net/wcf for more information and to download a copy of the Plan.
The WCF is an award-winning partnership started in 2005 between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and TCRCD, and later an additional partnership between the United States Forest Service (USFS) and TCRCD, to manage 14,963 acres of federal land surrounding Weaverville. This model allows for local involvement in federal forest management by matching federal resource needs with local skills of the TCRCD. The WCF supports the Weaver Basin Trail System, Trinity Children’s Forest, fuels reduction, the local mill, and more to achieve fire resiliency, a healthy forest, and scenic landscapes around Weaverville. The WCF hopes to keep expanding opportunities by increasing community involvement and continuing to strengthen connections between land and people.