Bark Alert: Summer recap, fall events calendar, and Rad◦i◦cle

Bark group ohoto with east side of Mt. HoodThis has been an incredible and exciting summer for Bark! We are so inspired by all the people who joined us to explore, learn about, and fight for the forests and rivers of Mt. Hood. Bravo!

Bark’s Summer School events brought Portlanders out on bikes to celebrate the city’s old-growth trees, educated dozens of people in Portland and Hood River about the ecological benefits of forest fires, and empowered Barkers to dig deeply into the science that informs our work with ecology workshops led by Dr. Trygve Steen and Bark volunteers.

Barkers old and new spent long summer days camping and hiking on the north slope of Mt. Hood, exploring and ground-truthing the Polallie-Cooper logging project which threatens incredible recreation sites, a drinking watershed, and a wilderness proposal.

Though the forest is amazing no matter the season, we can also learn about and protect Mt. Hood while cozy in the Bark office!

Bark’s free forest defense training program, Rad◦i◦cle, offers trainings and workshops in forest ecology and grassroots organizing. We need passionate and knowledgeable volunteers working in our communities and out in the forest to protect Mt. Hood. Come to our office for Volunteer Orientation on the 24th to find out more! Be sure to share this invitation or bring a friend along to an event! Orientation helps folks to understand the different opportunities for involvement and find their niche in our work to defend and restore Mt. Hood National Forest.
Groundthruthing with Bark
Thank you all for a great summer! Below you will find the calendar of events for the next several weeks. Some of these events will fill up fast so visit the website or follow the links below to RSVP and claim a spot for you and a friend! Share your Mt. Hood photos on our Facebook page or on Instagram with #mthoodperspective! We will be adding more Rad◦i◦cle trainings, kid focused programming and fun nights, and social events soon --  so be sure to check back for updates!

Thursday 9.24 Volunteer Orientation
Sunday 9.27 Sweetwater Nannauck of Idle No More Washington @ the Bark office 2-4pm.
Thursday 10.1 Groundtruthing 101
Saturday 10.3 Groundtruthing 201
Sunday 10.11 Mushroom Bark About
Monday 10.12 Ecology Club Mushroom Night
Thursday 10.15 Radicle Training: Introduction to Forest Policy
Saturday 10.17 Artist Talk: Gary Wiseman
Thursday 10.29 The Understory: Bark’s (new!) Book Club

Please contact me if you have any questions at!


Courtney Rae for Bark


Courtney Rae
Community Organizer

P.S. Bark events are always free thanks to our generous supporters! Consider supporting our work to engage the public and protect Mt. Hood!