Oregon's Forests & Water

An estimated 2.8 million Oregonians rely on water that comes from forested landscapes. The Oregon Forest Resources Institute has published a 24-page report that informs about forestry practices as they relate to water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. This seven-minute video provides an overview of three critical areas covered in this report:

• How forest buffers protect streams
• How forest roads and stream crossings have evolved
• How contemporary equipment and techniques lessen management impact