Forests to faucets.

Forests to faucets.
The USDA Forest Service Forests to Faucets project uses GIS to model and map the continental United States land areas most important to surface drinking water, the role forests play in protecting these areas, and the extent to which these forests are threatened by development, insects and disease, and wildland fire.
This project also sets the groundwork for identifying watersheds where a payment for watershed services (PWS) project may be an option for financing conservation and management on forest lands. On a macro scale, the Forests to Faucets data identifies areas that supply surface drinking water, have consumer demand for this water, and are facing significant development threats—all important criteria for successful PWS initiatives.
Begin Date
Originator Name
USDA Forest Service
Ordering Information
Ecosystem Services & Markets, USDA Forest Service, Cooperative Forestry. Washington, DC
Global or not applicable
Dataset, Education, Maps, USDA, USFS, Watershed, Watershed Assessment
Resource Type
Resource Owner

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