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Protecting Forests for Clean Water (2024)

How much of a watershed must remain forested to produce clean water?

What kind of information do water utilities, government agencies, and other funders need to support further investment in land protection as a strategy to maintain water quality? Answering these questions is essential to keeping clean water clean.

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The Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund and this report were funded by the William Penn Foundation. Research was conducted by partners at the Stroud Water Research Center, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Shippensburg University Center for Land Use and Sustainability.

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