New study informs public about relationship between forests and faucets

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The US Forest Service is launching a new project that will synthesize long-term data records and experiments from the Fenrow Experimental Forest and address questions about hydrologic processes in forests in order to answer more applied questions that pertain to the interests of land managers.  This, and synthesis projects from other long-term forested watershed research around the nation, will result in a series of publications and products that educate people about the relationships between forests and waters.  The majority of U.S drinking water originates from forested land – a little known fact – and these publications will help create a more sound understanding of the effects of disturbances, both natural and human-caused, on water quality and quantity which will help sustain healthy forests and clean abundant water in a world with changing climate.