California Watersheds: Our Vital Link
Watersheds are all around us. You’re sitting or standing in one right now.
A watershed is more than just a piece of land that water flows through. It is a place where people and animals live, and plants and trees grow. All life is dependent on a healthy watershed. Without watersheds, we wouldn’t have water for farms, cities, wildlife, recreation – everything!
The slideshow is packed full of useful information and photographs, maps and web links to help you explore each topic further.
What you will learn:
- How watersheds function and how their overall health impacts all life around it
- What issues threaten watersheds: Land-based pollutants, recreation, development, water quality, high-intensity fire and unhealthy forests
- What’s being done through watershed management to ensure watershed health is maintained and improved
- Where individual projects all over California are making a real difference
- How you can locate the watershed in your area and get involved.