Actionable Science Case Study: Modeling Forest Thinning Effects on Water Yield for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Severe drought and wildfires in the Southwest are causing tree die-offs. The Nature Conservancy, through the USFS Four Forest Restoration Initiative, is testing and evaluating new approaches to forest management in the ponderosa pine forests and watersheds around Phoenix. This project, which has demonstrated short term benefits for river flow to the Salt-Verde watershed is just one of many case studies available from the Collaborative Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST). Learn more about adaptation action across the Western US and Northern Mexico through this online management toolbox.