From and the Pacific Forest Trust – “With a state spanning over 100 million acres, determining where to prioritize limited conservation and climate dollars in California is a complicated and daunting challenge. A new climate modeling study, however, suggests that the Sacramento River headwaters — a 7-million acre set of watersheds that feed the state’s largest reservoirs — should be a top priority as California charts a path towards protecting 30 percent of the state’s land by 2030.  A new study from the Pacific Forest Trust, climate researchers at UC Davis and Duke University studied the 7-million acre watershed — and a 3-million acre surrounding buffer — across  multiple scenarios and found that the region provides highly favorable conditions for California to protect its biodiversity and secure the state’s water supply over the next 100 years…. ” (more)