Explore the Upper Watershed on September Headwaters Tour
Two-day tour examines the role of upper watersheds in water supply, quality; overnights in Lake Tahoe
Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada. Thus, the state’s water supply is largely dependent on the health of Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality.
Join us as we head into the Sierra foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout California.
Our Headwaters Tour, Sept. 13 - 14, travels through two national forests and around Lake Tahoe to visit rivers, forests, meadows and California’s most iconic lake. Topics will include forest management, California’s tree mortality epidemic, meadow restoration, wildfires, water quality, energy production, and more. We will spend the night in South Lake Tahoe at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, the popular skiing destination.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour. This tour is cosponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Forest Watershed Alliance, HDR, Inc., CH2M, and MWH, now part of Stantec.