Fact Sheets

Forest Harvest and Snowpack

April 01, 2020 Attachment: Forest-Harvest-and-Snowpack-4-2020

Climate change is expected to alter snowpack. Increased air temperatures can shift the type of winter precipitation from snow to rain and may alter the amount or timing of snowpack. Long-term declines have been observed in the western US and Canada. Understanding how forest management may alter snowpack in a changing climate is becoming increasingly important.