Invest in Forests, Save Millions. Here’s Proof!
In Healthy Headwaters news – the Mokelumne watershed avoided costs study is out, and garnering positive press. Our salute to Kim Carr, Healthy Headwaters Leadership Team member, and sustainable initiatives coordinator for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. She played a big role in producing the report, and has been busy promoting it to the press and explaining the results to officials in Washington, D.C. and in California. Go Kim!
The report does a brilliant job of making the economic point: It’s a whole lot less expensive to treat headwaters forests now than to clean up after a wildfire—up to three times less expensive, according to this analysis. Hats off to The Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the U.S. Forest Service and all the study’s partners for putting together an argument for greater investment in watersheds all over the west!