We are pleased to welcome the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) to the Source Water Collaborative. The Endowment is the largest not-for-profit public charity dedicated to keeping working forests working and ensuring their bounty for current and future generations. By working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors, the Endowment seeks to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities.
The Endowment’s vision is that America’s forests are sustainably managed to meet broad societal objectives such as marketable products, clean waters, wildlife habitats and other ecological services. “Healthy, well-managed forests are essential for both water quality and water quantity,” says Peter Stangel, the Endowment’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Source Water Collaborative is the premier platform for communication and cooperation with public and private partners working to protect and manage the watersheds that are so important to our environment and economy.”
We are happy to have the Endowment as our newest partner working to advance the Collaborative’s vision and shared source water protection goals.