FREE Guided Forest Carbon Hike in Issaquah Washington
The King County Forest Carbon Program produces carbon credits by permanently protecting threatened forests and tree canopy in both urban and rural parts of the county that would otherwise be available for development or commercial timber harvest. Funds generated through the sale of carbon credits support acquisition of additional forestlands that are among the highest conservation priorities of the region, identified through the collaborative Land Conservation Initiative. In addition to providing climate benefits, protection of these forests provides a range of other benefits, including protecting salmon habitat, water quality and air quality benefits, and recreational opportunities.
This hike visits recent land acquisitions on Cougar Mountain that are part of the project. Our hike leader, Kathleen Farley Wolf of King County, will introduce us to this forest and explain how the forest carbon credits program works. This will be an interactive hike with stops for observation, discussion and Q&A.
Trailhead: Harvey Manning Park at Talus Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 1 Hours Hike Leader: Kathleen Farley Wolf, Forest Carbon Program Manager, King County