Water withdrawals could be one of the most important factors affecting future fish communities in the fast-growing North Carolina Piedmont, according to a recent study.
Charlotte skyline. Photo by North Carolina National Guard.
Trees are part of the water cycle and can be a very effective component of green infrastructure. However, civil engineers need numbers. How much rain do trees intercept, and how much is retained?
Ecosystem engineers aid with forest decomposition but not neccessarily with tree growth.
Forest Service scientists actively monitor and assess the sustainability of the nation’s forests through the Sustainability Assessment Program, an effort that gathers and tracks information on forest conditions across the country.