Watershed Improvement & Restoration
Damaged land surfaces are carefully restored through the
application of efficient and timely restorative practices.
Emergency Response. Following wildfire, lands are
evaluated for damage and protective practices are immediately
applied to protect fragile soils, sensitive stream channels,
and critical downstream uses from further damage. This
link takes you to information about the 2000 Burned Area Emergency
Response efforts, overview, policies, and the 1999 Training
Scale Watershed Restoration Projects. Over a century
ago, public concern about adequate supplies of clean water
helped lead to the establishment of the Forest Reserves. Now,
helping the Forest Service focus on one of its original
purposes, the Large Scale Watershed Restoration Projects provide
opportunities for local collaboration to help restore watersheds
across the country.