Fires have effect on water supply


USA TODAY: Study reveals the effect wildfires have on the water supplies of the parched West.

Share this article!

USA TODAY: Study reveals the effect wildfires have on the water supplies of the parched West.

The study, being released Wednesday by the American Forest Foundation, highlights that wildfires are not just a public lands issue. Private and family lands also are at high risk, the study found, and much of that land is in critical watersheds.

“Unless we figure out how to treat all the lands … we are all at risk,” said Tom Martin, president and CEO of the foundation, noting that efforts to maintain healthy forests as a fire-prevention measure have focused mostly on public lands.

Read the story here.