Partnerships are critical to the successful management of Headwaters Forest Reserve. In addition to professional partnerships, there are several informal partners and stewards that assist in the management of Headwaters Forest Reserve
- California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) has a conservation easement, and a management plan for the forest. The California state easement gives the state oversight responsibility to ensure "all human activities with the Headwaters Forest shall be consistent with the stated goals and purposes..." The CDFG represent the state's interest.
- Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association (PCFWRA) in coopertion with BLM staff, implements road removal and erosion control projects in the Headwaters Forest Reserve.
- California Conservation Corps assists in on-going efforts to maintain trails, remove invasive weed infestations and improve salmon habitat in the Headwaters Forest Reserve.
- California State Parks partners in encouraging youth that outdoor is cool. Using diverse media to reach youth ages K-12 and encourage them to explore public lands in their backyard.
- Eureka Court and Community School and East High Fortuna participate in service learning projects such as native flora plantings and assiting in rebuilding historic structures. Service Learning is a project developed by the BLM where students gain experience contributing and putting forth effort into our school and community.
- Americorps Watershed Stewards Project and Americorps Youth Serve assist management staff with both salmon habitat restoration and youth service learning projects.
- Humboldt State University assists management staff in acheiving their management goals which includes continued research on redwood forest ecology.
For more specific information, see: Headwaters Forest Reserve National Landscape Conservation System FY 2010 Annual Manager's Report (pdf).