Bark Alert: Forest field trips, office warming, and more...

Its time to pack up and head to the forest!

Though I may be just a sapling compared to long-time Barkers (I joined Bark staff at the end of March), I have been spending my summers in national forests all over the country since I was a kid. These adventures shaped my curiosity and my character. I bet you, too, understand that experience!

lola summer viewI hope you will join me this summer in our forest (or at our new office) to explore, relax, learn, adventure, seek and find your own special place on Mt. Hood! We have begun to fill up the calendar. This year's Bark Summer School events, workshops and activities for all ages, will be held in town and in the forest.

Our summer camp out June 26-28 will bring volunteers to the Polallie-Cooper Timber Sale to document conditions in the forest and gather information to stop the project.

Our new office will be all set up by late July. There are also opportunities to engage with forest management agencies and affect forest policy.

Below is the calendar so far. We will be adding to it throughout the summer!

Follow the links for details.

June 8 Bark moves into our new home @ 351 NE 18th in Portland!
Michael camp out trainingJune 11 Social Media Workshop
June 12 Tour de Forest: Get Ready to Save some Trees, Pedalpalooza event @ Bark office, 5pm
June 14 Free monthly Bark About Hike
June 15 BLM Public listening session 
June 24 Forest Ecology Workshop w/Dr. Trygve Steen @ Bark office, 7pm.
June 26-28 Summer Camp Out in the Hood River ranger district
June 30 No to Nestlé Fundraiser @ Slide Inn 2348 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214, 5pm
July 7 Fire Talk with Dr. Dominick DellaSala @ Patagonia, 907 NW Irving St.
July 8 Fire Talk with Dr. Dominick DellaSala @ Hood River County Library, 6pm.
July 12 Bark About to the Jazz Timber Sale area in the Collawash
July 13 Ecology Club: Wolf Night
July 23 Office Warming Party! @ Bark office, 5-9pm
August 9 Bark About
August 10 Forest Library Open Hours @ Bark office, 5-9pm
August TBD Bark in the Park Late Summer Social
August TBD New Volunteer Orientation, Bark office, 6pm
bark summer camp out

See you in the forest!

courtney for bark

Courtney Rae,

Community Organizer, Bark




P.S. When you are in the forest you can help us identify restoration opportunities! See this article by Russ Plaeger, Restoration Director, for your Forest Homework assignments.

P.P.S. Support Bark's program! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to the forest!