Issaquah and the neighboring communities of east King County lie at the intersection of expanding urban settlement and iconic wilderness. Surrounded by forested mountains on three sides and Lake Sammamish to the north, the area is also home to abundant wildlife including some of Washington’s most charismatic carnivores: black bears, coyotes, bobcats and cougars. At the interface of urbanization and wilderness, there is sometimes human-animal conflict.
Woodland Park Zoo and the City of Issaquah will facilitate a community engagement program, Our Community, Our Carnivores, as a part of a project to provide opportunities for engagement, dialogue and collaborative problem solving by all segments of the community.
Highlands Council is proud to provide the venue for this family-friendly, FREE event and bring this important conversation to Issaquah Highlands. *More information coming soon!