We’ll meet at the small parking area at the end of North Jacob Miller Road, and we’ll visit the Quimper West property protected by Jefferson Land Trust. We will enjoy the ambiance of a 100-year-old lowland second-growth forest and discuss forest ecology with Dave Rugh and Chris Jones who have lived and worked in the forests of the northern Olympic Peninsula for decades.
What trees are growing here? Which species will eventually dominate if the forest remains undisturbed by wildfire or clearcuts? What constitutes an old-growth forest? How can you evaluate the health of a forest? Please bring your ideas and questions and together we will explore the makeup of this forest.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space or for more information about this outing.