Mark Shorn - Kitsap Forest and Bay CoalitionMark Schorn, a volunteer with the Kitsap Forest and Bay Coalition, makes a powerful case for  “Saving the Port Gamble Forest”, the title of his presentation. In addition to the importance of preserving the rich cultural resources, this project aims to restore the Port Gamble Forests in a way that preserves a habitat that will support the interconnected food chains throughout this region.   
Finally, Mark asserts the Port Gamble Forest will boost economic growth for neighboring communities by becoming a major recreational hub for the state of Washington.  It is poised to provide year-round access to the Sound to Olympics Trail, Olympic Discovery Trail and Cross State Trail accommodating cyclists, runners, equestrians, bird watchers and people of all ages and abilities.