Forest-to-Faucet Partnership: University of Massachusetts Amherst/U.S. Forest Service

Forests, Water, and People in the Northeastern Area (2008)

 This project was designed to supplement and build upon the U.S. Forest Service "Forests on the Edge" study by focusing on the linkages between (1) current watershed conditions, (2) public and private forest land ownership patterns, (3) surface water supplies, and (4) human population (in 2000 and estimated for 2030). It also builds on the EPA-funded Source Water Stewardship project (Trust for Public Lands, U.S. Forest Service, and University of Massachusetts Amherst) which included four diverse watersheds in the eastern U.S. (GA, MD/PA, NJ, MA/NH), networking activities by Northeast Association of Watershed Forest Managers, the Northeastern Area (NA) Strategic Plan 2008-2012, the Southern Forest Resource Assessment and Southern Forest Futures Project, and the many state & private forestry programs that conserve forests and water.

Public and Private Forests, Drinking Water Supplies, and Population Growth in the Eastern United States, Northeastern Region (20-state) Overview
  • Step 3 and Step 4 for the eastern portion of the Northeastern Region
  • Step 3 and Step 4 for the western portion of the Northeastern Region
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    Public and Private Forests, Drinking Water Supplies, and Population Growth in the Eastern United States, Southern Region (13-state) Overview
  • Step 3 and Step 4 for the eastern portion of the Southern Region
  • Step 3 and Step 4 for the western portion of the Southern Region