Quentin Youngblood of the U.S. Forest Service stands amid a healthy aspen grove after conifers were thinned from the area several years ago in the Tahoe National Forest near Sierraville.The Nature Conservancy issued a report that said thinning of Sierra forests will reduce wildfire risks and increase the water supply.
Quentin Youngblood of the U.S. Forest Service stands amid a healthy aspen grove after conifers were thinned from the area several years ago in the Tahoe National Forest near Sierraville.The Nature Conservancy issued a report that said thinning of Sierra forests will reduce wildfire risks and increase the water supply. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
Quentin Youngblood of the U.S. Forest Service stands amid a healthy aspen grove after conifers were thinned from the area several years ago in the Tahoe National Forest near Sierraville.The Nature Conservancy issued a report that said thinning of Sierra forests will reduce wildfire risks and increase the water supply. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file

Conservationists say thinning Sierra forests may help state water supply

March 20, 2015 07:09 PM

UPDATED March 22, 2015 01:42 PM

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