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Study finds need for public to see connection between forests and clean drinking water

By: Sydney Bowler, Capital News Service

While forests are known to enhance the water quality of nearby watersheds, oftentimes people don’t recognize forests’ role in providing clean drinking water, according to a new study from Michigan State University.

And no organizations interviewed for the study explicitly incorporate forests and drinking water into their watershed priorities, goals, rhetoric, projects or policies, it said.

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