For anyone that wants to deepen your understanding of how our wood sourcing work intersects with drinking water, I want to share a conference coming up on forest management and drinking water. Shreejita Basu will be presenting on a panel as it relates to community forest water modeling work she’s been involved in using the EPA’s VELMA forest management water model. More broadly, there is a large body of science that helps us understand how forestry can have positive impacts on water and ecosystem health in some instances and negative impacts in others.
This topic has a direct impact on our Climate Smart Forestry goals. I would invite anyone interested in registering.
She will be presenting Friday March 12, 10:15 a.m. Water Quantity Panel
Summary of the science review on water quantity followed by practical presentations on managing for a range of water yields by forestry and water professionals
- Dr. Kevin Bladon, Oregon State University
- Dr. Shreejita Basu, Sustainable Northwest