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Protecting Drinking Water at Its Source

The four-step Forests, Water, and People Analysis highlights key areas where the conservation of forest land could maintain the quality of critical public water supplies, protect public health and biological diversity, and avoid the need for costly mitigation efforts in the future. The GIS layers include (1) an index for the ability to produce clean water, (2) the number of water consumers that rely on each of the 540 major watersheds in the Northeast and Midwest, (3) the proportion of private forest land in each watershed, and (4) the development or forest conversion pressure through 2030.

PDF Download: Year of Publication:
2010
ID: 
NA-IN-04-10
Author: 
USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
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Online
Topic:
Water
Protecting Drinking Water at Its Source
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