1/3 of U.S. forests responsible for 2/3 of U.S. water supply

Posted on July 17, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Mongabay: The single most important function of U.S. forests is their role in securing the country’s freshwater supply at a time when water demand is surging but climate risks to forests are also increasing, say the authors of a new federal report released by the National Research Council. The report, titled Hydrologic Effects Of A Changing Forest Landscape, looks at how better management of forest resources could increase water supplies and quality. It identifies future research needs and … Link

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