The Land's Council is hosting an old growth forest hike on Mt. Spokane Saturday, at 10am, to share why they oppose the ski resort expansion. Hikers will be taken through the area that would be impacted by the expansion and have the opportunity to hear what the Lands Council would like to see the area become.
“It's quite a beautiful area,” said Mike Peterson, Executive Director of the Lands Council. Peterson will lead the four hour hike alongside a plant ecologist and biologist who will explain why the old growth forest is important to the mountainside.
The proposed Mt. Spokane ski expansion, known as PASEA, looks to add a chair lift and ski runs on a portion of the west side of the mountain. The Lands Council opposes expansion to this area of the mountain because of the old growth forest that is located there.