Companies investing in forest protection to secure water supplies
As wildfires tear across America’s West, the immediate risk is to life and property, but they will eventually affect water supplies. That’s one reason large corporations are beginning to help fund forest restoration in order to mitigate their water risk. The water supply for many communities, including large cities, starts in mountains and national forests. In California, about 70% of the water either starts or flows through national forests, according to Forest Service estimates.
- Sacramento Bee: As California burns, anger and pointed questions for the caretaker of its vast forests
- The Guardian: Lake Tahoe ski resort uses snow-making machines to fight wildfire
- NPR: Why The South Is Decades Ahead Of The West In Wildfire Prevention
- Sonoma County Gazette: Fire season, meet drought season. This is the new normal.
- Al Jazeera: US declares emergency in California over Caldor wildfire
- Ag Alert: Wildfires bring renewed calls for thinning forests