Watersheds sustain life, in more ways than one. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than $450 billion in foods, fiber, manufactured goods and tourism depend on clean, healthy watersheds. That is why proper watershed protection is necessary to you and your community. Watershed protection is a means of protecting a lake, river, or stream by managing the entire watershed that drains into it. Clean, healthy watersheds depend on an informed public to make the right decisions when it comes to the environment and actions made by the community
Human-induced increases of nitrogen compounds entering ecosystems, primarily from agricultural fertilizer, have upset natural balances and created a host of environmental problems.
Cornell Hydrologist’s suggest biochar as part of the solution to this problem. It helps absorb the phosphorous and pesticides in soil. Studies utilizing large square trenches that are filled with wood chips and biochar are showing promising results.