California Conservation Corps members doing trailwork on the Little South Fork Elk River Trail at the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Photo by BLM

Headwaters Forest Reserve Partnership

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

  • Friends of Headwaters is a dedicated group of community members standing together to preserve the unique heritage and rare habitat of the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Supporting engagement through education, exploration, and stewardship of this public space. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the BLM in Headwaters, please contact us at

Quick Facts

Congressional Designation
Created:  March 1, 1999
Size:  7,472 acres of public land

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Salmon Pass Guided Hikes will re-open May, 2024 

Salmon Pass Guided Hikes: (closed for the season)

Visitors must make reservations before participating in a guided hike.  Outside of pre-scheduled tours, hikes may be requested for another day or time, but are subject to staff availability. For more information email

The hikes normally begin at Newburg Park in Fortuna, however, please RSVP for the correct time. The entire hike is about 2 1/2 hours.

 Reservations are Required       

 If you have any issues making online reservations you may call the Arcata Field Office at 707-825-2300.

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Headwaters Forest Reserve

Contact Us

Headwaters Forest Reserve
Phone: 707-825-2300 

Bureau of Land Management 
Arcata Field Office 

1695 Heindon Road 
Arcata, California 95521-4573 
Phone: 707-825-2300