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Water and Forests

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Water and Forests

  1. 1. www.forestryforthebay.orgCraig Highfield, Program Manager
  2. 2. www.forestryforthebay.org
  3. 3. Woods & Water
  4. 4. A tail of two fish
  5. 5. Water Temperature
  6. 6. Habitat Structure
  7. 7. Food Availability
  8. 8. Sediment Flux
  9. 9. 39% Forest Cover2.46 million acres
  10. 10. Forests are the best land cover for improving water quality
  11. 11. Springs and Seeps
  12. 12. Wetlands
  13. 13. If you have a water source… Protect it
  14. 14. Issues affectingMaryland forests
  15. 15. Forest Land Area(thousand acres) 72%
  16. 16. Even Aged Forest
  17. 17. Diameter Limit Cutting – aka High Grading
  18. 18. Invasive Plants
  19. 19. Invasive Insects & Pathogens
  20. 20. Fire Suppression
  21. 21. www.forestryforthebay.orgchighfield@chesapeakebay.net 410-267-5723

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