Forests are essential in ensuring a sustainable supply of clean safe water for humans and wildlife, but conversion of forestland to homes, businesses and other uses puts the future availability of clean water at risk. Through this project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Innovation Grant program, Manomet is working with a diverse group of partners to quantify the benefits of clean water, educate landowners and water users about the relationship between land use and clean water and develop innovative tools and market strategies to protect forests and maintain and enhance water quality.