Please join us for a celebration as we dedicate Beaver Lake/Herring Cove Trail and Salmon Lake Trail into the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN), a national network of protected and publicly accessible old-growth or mature forests. These two trails will be the first trails in Alaska added to the network.
Gather with OGFN staff and local conservation partners across Sitka for a dedication ceremony at the Herring Cove Trailhead. A 1.5-hour hike to Beaver Lake to view one of these special stands of mature trees will follow for anyone interested.
The Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN) envisions a national network of treasured forests where all generations experience the beauty and integrity of nature. Its mission is to create a network of forests across the U.S. — one in each county or borough where forests can grow, open for visitors and set aside from commercial logging — and a network of people inspired to protect them. For more information, see https://www.oldgrowthforest.net/
Directions: Follow Sawmill Creek Road six miles east of Sitka. The road is gravel for the last mile beyond the Gary Paxton Industrial Park and the trailhead is located at the parking area at the end of the road. For questions, please contact OGFN Executive Director Sarah Adloo at Sarah@oldgrowthforest.net