Wind Chill

WIND CHILL The wind can reduce significantly the amount of heat your body retains. The following wind chill chart does not take into account such variables as type of clothing worn, amount of exposed flesh, and physical condition, all of which would alter body...


WINDWARD The side of a mountain facing the direction from which the wind is blowing (in the United States, the western side). Warm air ascends, forms clouds, and yields precipitation on this side.

Wood Pellets

WOOD PELLETS Wood pellets are a type of wood fuel, generally made from compacted sawdust. They are usually produced as a bye-product of sawmilling and other wood transformation activities. The pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low humidity content...
Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection An environmental movement that monitors our daily actions and their effects toward the conservation, development, utilization and proper disposal of water in order to maintain safe and effective drainage for the various water systems surrounding...


Wetland Areas that serve as links and buffers between land and water resources by collecting and filtering runoff