___________________________________ UP Baguio hosts public forum on Mt. Sto. Tomas Forest Reserve
Range of eco-system services is true value of Santo Tomas Forest Reserve
(July 21) - More than a sanctuary for the Cordillera region’s remaining pine stands, the Santo Tomas Forest Reserve’s manifold function, according to a panel of speakers at the multi-sectoral forum held on July 12, 2014, include: a natural stabilization platform for Marcos Highway which is one of Baguio’s major road networks; an eco-system that serves as habitat for a range of flora and fauna species; and a watershed not only for the city but for the surrounding lowland areas as well.