Providing Abundant Water

Water is one of the most important natural resources flowing from forests.  One-fifth of our nation’s entire clean drinking water comes from national forests thanks to the 1911 Weeks Act which led to the creation of the 52 national forests, including those in Alabama.  Conservation stewardship actions can promote healthy and sustainable water and watersheds that are fundamental to the health of people and ecosystems.

Forest Service Strategic Plan Provide Abundant Clean Water Informational Flyer

Did you know that the Bankhead and Talladega (Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts) National Forests provide a supply of surface drinking water to Double Springs, Haleyville, Birmingham, Talladega, Sylacauga, Piedmont, Heflin and Goodwater.

US Forest Service National Forests in Alabama Water