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photo - Waterfall at the Sacramento River Headwaters How Water Agencies Could Catalyze Headwater Forest Management Forest managers, community and environmental stakeholders, and policymakers alike have called for an increase in the pace and scale of proactive forest management to prevent extreme wildfires. Could water agencies lead the effort? Read More
photo - Shorebird What It Means to Store Water for the Environment In times of drought, California’s ecosystems often suffer. CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow Sarah Null is investigating how to better manage scarce water supplies so that the state can protect vulnerable ecosystems—even as the climate changes. Read More
photo - Lake Mead Cultivating Optimism as Drought Cripples the Colorado River Reservoir levels have fallen to historic lows in the Colorado River Basin, as the region grapples with a record-shattering drought. Two experts share insights—and reasons for optimism. Read More
photo - Close Up Of Redwood Burl Wood Grain Texture How Wood Products Could Lower the Cost of Forest Management California’s forests need thinning to reduce wildfire risk and protect precious water supplies, but who will pay for the work? Selling wood products could stretch the state’s budget—and provide valuable employment opportunities. Read More
photo - Sunrise in Redwood National Park Building Capacity for Long-term Forest Stewardship California urgently needs to improve the health of its headwater forests—both to prevent future catastrophic wildfires and to protect its water supply. Local partnerships can be part of the solution. Read More
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