Watershed Connections: Forest Health and Its Impacts Downstream

Mountain forests are more than a pretty place, more than tall trees and expansive meadows, more than a destination for winter snow play and summer river splashing.

The forest provides hundreds of natural services, upon which we all depend. More than 50% of California’s water supply comes from rivers that begin in the Sierra Nevada.

Persistent drought, past forest management strategies, federal budget decisions, air pollution, and climate change are impacting the health and function of the forests. Fire, a hot topic on everyone’s mind, has important implications for water and other natural resources. Follow the full story at:


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