Climate Conversations: Forest Carbon Sequestration


  

Event Description:

Carbon uptake and storage is one of the important functions provided by forests and grasslands. Through photosynthesis growing trees and plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their leaves, stems, branches and roots.

 

Another important function of trees and forests is to help maintain the water cycle. Large quantities of water are held in trees, soil and decaying matter which slowly get released. When deforestation occurs, the water stored in trees is lost, while stored water in soil is also reduced. Ultimately, the climate too becomes more arid.

 

Join us with guest speaker, Dylan Fischer, scientist and faculty at The Evergreen State College to learn about the role of northwest forests in climate change and the research being conducted in local forests demonstrating their capacity to help mitigate carbon emissions.

 

You wont want to miss this event!

 

 

 


Event Date/Time: Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Participants Needed:
73   
Event Meeting Location: Olympia City Hall 601 E 4th Ave, Olympia

Olympia City Hall
601 E 4th Ave, Olympia

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Event Organizer: Michelle Stevie
mstevie@ci.olympia.wa.us
360-753-8336
Event Category:
Educational Workshops & Field Classes