June 24, 2023
Harvey Manning Park at Talus
919 Bear Ridge Court
Issaquah, WA 98027
Forest Preservation – Why It Is Important to View Trees as Assets
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC) and the City of Issaquah on a guided hike through Cougar Mountain to see firsthand how climate change directly impacts the Issaquah Alps and what our community leaders have done to preserve this vital region.
We will discuss Issaquah’s history of preserving and restoring forested lands and walk through some of the recent (2018) Bergsma acquisition. Hikers will then learn about how the recent Bergsma acquisition not only preserved 46 acres of mature second growth forest, but also generated carbon credits to support stewardship initiatives (like Green Issaquah) within the City. We will discuss how we can all be responsible stewards and hikers of these forested open spaces and why it is important to acknowledge the value of the ecosystem services trees provide (like carbon sequestration) in a rapidly changing climate.
This is the inaugural hike in IATC’s Climate Change Initiative. Future dates and locations TBD.
Registration is required.