FS helps with watershed monitoring, restoration for Ecuadorian drinking water

WASHINGTON, DC—Earlier this month, Cynthia Valle, forest hydrologist on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, and Gretchen Fitzgerald, forester for the San Juan National Forest, traveled to Ecuador to provide technical capacity building support to colleagues at the Fund for Water Protection (Fondo Para La Proteccion del Agua, or FONAG) a non-governmental organization based in Quito, Ecuador. The Forest Service has been working with FONAG for the past 10 years on watershed monitoring in the Antisana Area for Water Conservation.