Investors Think They Can Make Money Reducing Wildfire Risk. A Forest Restoration Project in Tahoe National Forest Puts this Idea into Practice.

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Investors Think They Can Make Money Reducing Wildfire Risk. A Forest Restoration Project in Tahoe National Forest Puts this Idea into Practice.

The Yuba Water Agency (YWA) provides water, flood control and hydropower for communities in Northern California, and serves as a supplementary source for cities and farms across California in dry years through its water transfer program.

For the agency and everyone they serve, wildfires are bad news. In addition to endangering YWA’s workers and customers, sediment from a wildfire could clog the agency’s reservoir, damaging its infrastructure and increasing operating costs.

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