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

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March 20, 2015 7:09 PM

Conservationists say thinning Sierra forests may help state water supply

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