Accession Number PB2010-113221
Title Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate.
Publication Date Jun 2010
Media Count 80p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Water from forested watersheds provides irreplaceable habitat for aquatic and riparian species and supports our homes, farms, industries, and energy production. Secure, high-quality water from forests is fundamental to our prosperity and our stewardship responsibility. Yet population pressures, land uses, and rapid climate change combine to seriously threaten these waters and the resilience of watersheds in most places. Forest land managers are expected to anticipate and respond to these threats and steward forested watersheds to ensure the sustained protection and provision of water and the services it provides. Effective, constructive watershed stewardship requires that we think, collaborate, and act. We think to understand the values at risk and how watersheds can remain resilient, and we support our thinking with knowledge sharing and planning. We collaborate to develop common understandings and goals for watersheds and a robust, durable capacity for response that includes all stakeholders and is guided by science. We act to secure and steward resilient watersheds that will continue to provide crucial habitats and water supplies in the coming century by implementing practices that protect, maintain, and restore watershed processes and services.
Keywords Aquatic habitats
Climate change
Environmental protection
Forest management
Implementation
Land use
Natural resources protection
Production
Species diversity
Threats
Water resources
Water supplies
Watersheds


 
Source Agency Forest Service Pacific Northwest for and Range EXP
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
48D - Forestry
55 - Atmospheric Sciences
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Forest Service, Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1024
Contract Number N/A

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