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Water, Climate Change and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate - - Document
PNW-GTR-812 June 2010
Abstract: Water from forested watersheds provides irreplaceable habitat for aquatic and riparian species and supports our homes, farms, industries, and energy production. Secure, high-quality water from forests is fundamental to our prosperity and our stewardship responsibility. Yet population pressures, land uses, and rapid climate change combine to seriously threaten these waters and the resilience of watersheds in most places. Forest land managers are expected to anticipate and respond to these threats and steward forested watersheds to ensure the sustained protection and provision of water and the services it provides.

  • Climate Change and Water -- Brochure Brochure cover image of Climate Change and Water
  • Abundant Clean Water Briefing - PDF (160 KB)
  • US Forest Service and Water - PDF (96 KB)


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