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American River Headwaters

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5888268 km2
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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: American River Conservancy
Anheuser Busch
California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC)
MillerCoors
Nestle Waters North America
Placer County
Placer County Water Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The Coca-Cola Company
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Forest Service
University of California Sierra Nevada Reserach Institute
Countries: United States of America
Regions: California
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partners: Business
Business Association
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2015  »  Ongoing
Project Website: cawateraction.org/actions
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 56%

Project Overview

The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based forest and watershed management to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, protect water supply, and increase watershed resilience. The Project also includes an important research component. Led b...

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The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based forest and watershed management to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, protect water supply, and increase watershed resilience. The Project also includes an important research component. Led by CWAC member The Nature Conservancy, and with support from other CWAC members, researchers will test the hypothesis that thinning small trees and brush from unnaturally dense forests to reduce wildfire risk and increase forest health may increase downstream water supply.

Project Results

From this project we have learned that a partnership approach can accelerate restoration on national forest lands. See our Lessons Learned for more information.

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The California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC) is a platform for diverse stakeholders to come together and pursue collective action projects that will improve water security in California for people, business, agriculture and nature. CWAC was originally conceived in May 2014 ... Learn More

Water is a key part of every stage of our business, from the barley field to the bottling line. The availability of qualityclean, fresh water is critical not only to MillerCoors, but also to the communities we serve. where we ... Learn More

We are becoming more efficient in our water use by reducing the amount we use per liter of product, even as we increase our production volume. We are recycling wastewater, sometimes returning it cleaner than we found it, and we ... Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More

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Globally, corporations and industry are seeking to secure access to sufficient quantities of water to meet current and future needs in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way in the midst of an unfolding global water crisis with risks that ... Learn More

Developers: The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP ... Learn More

Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

Although metrics such as water use efficiency ratios are commonly employed within businesses to measurably demonstrate progress, assessing the benefits of water projects beyond a company’s four walls is much more difficult. To fill the gap, some companies are developing ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

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