Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Climate Change Challenge: Direct Effects on Species
grant award: $141,400; year awarded: 2017
Located in the coniferous forest of the Cascade Mountain foothills in western Washington, the Stossel Creek project site is a former second-growth Douglas Fir forest. It is part of a watershed that provides coldwater habitat for aquatic species. The Trust will reforest the site with nursery stock of native conifer species that are adapted to the warmer and drier summers that are anticipated in the area. Species diversity and structural complexity of the forest will be improved to prevent the loss of ecological function of a system composed of species that are adapted to a range of climate conditions.