photo by Ian Bornarth.
- What is it: the study of groundwater
- What it supports: watershed restoration
- Why it matters: helps us see how our above-ground activities positively influence below-ground resources like groundwater, ensuring watershed systems are well-cared for
Water finds a way. We can help! When we think about redwood forests, we also think a lot about water: watersheds, streams, aquifers, creeks, and fog and rain. Coast redwoods thrive here because of year-round sources of moisture and sustenance. The work we do above ground to improve creek conditions, remove a dam, or replenish wetlands can improve habitats for Coho salmon and red-legged frogs, and also contribute to the climatic cycle of water in regional habitats that support a diverse array of life, including redwoods.