How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

An article by LORI POTTINGER MAY 30, 2017, posted by Public Policy Institute of California

California’s mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees. We talked to Scott Stephens―a forestry and wildfire expert at UC Berkeley and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network―about how unhealthy forests affect the watershed.