Forest Service Forest Service To Play Crucial Role in Future of Clean Water

A new report by the US Forest Service shows that forests play a vital role in protecting watersheds from the impacts of climate change. After two years of research, Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate shows that ecosystems that have healthy watersheds can sustain changes and keep ecosystems functioning, especially if they’re from forested areas. So, protecting forests means protecting future water supplies. And that means strengthening the role of the Forest Service in everything from hydroelectric power projects to storm water treatment programs.

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