Controversy over public and private forest and rangeland management, wildfire risks and impacts, water use and rights, and the decline of the natural resource-based economy in Trinity County have made apparent the need for a sustained, cohesive and collaborative strategy for identifying and pursuing broadly-supported natural resource approaches for both the county, and for the public and private land managers charged as the stewards of our lands and waters. The time is right to pursue the formation of a new institutional arrangement and collaboration to pool Trinity County's collective resources and move past our current impasses to ensure the long-term health and resilience of our local ecosystems, natural resources, economy, and communities.
This site is dedicated to a standing Trinity County collaborative group (collaborative). This formal Trinity County-specific collaborative is designed to tackle a wide range of issues. The formation, structure and function of this group will be advised by the experience of other high-functioning groups currently operating in rural counties around the West, and convened and led by the Trinity County Board of Supervisors.