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Water and the Forest ServiceAuthor(s): James Sedell; Maitland Sharpe; Daina Dravnieks Apple; Max Copenhagen; Mike Furniss
Source: FS Publication
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionPublic concern about adequate supplies of clean water led to the establishment in 1891 of federally protected forest reserves. The Forest Service Natural Resources Agenda is refocusing the agency on its original purpose. This report focuses on the role of forests in water supply—including quantity, quality, timing of release, flood reductions and low flow augmentation, economic value of water from national forest lands, and economic benefits of tree cover for stormwater reduction in urban areas.
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CitationSedell, James; Sharpe, Maitland; Apple, Daina Dravnieks; Copenhagen, Max; Furniss, Mike. 2000. Water and the Forest Service. FS-660. Washington, DC. USDA-Forest Service, Washington Office. 40p.
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