National Forest Foundation

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Winter/Spring 2013

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Where The Water Begins

By Wes Swaffar

Although our National Forest System was originally established “for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber,” we often forget that National Forests are the headwaters of America. In fact, National Forests supply approximately 20 percent of Americans with a reliable supply of cold, clean water.

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