Base Camp Happening Now!

Starting next week, from August 20th - September 2nd, Bark will be hosting Base Camp – an amazing chance to get involved with the critical work to defend the forest surrounding Mt. Hood, to learn from and connect with folks working towards environmental justice in our region, and to enjoy and learn about our backyard forest ecosystem. 

We will be camping in a free, undeveloped campsite in Mt. Hood National Forest, near Timothy Lake. Campers will spend their days conducting important fieldwork, exploring the surrounding forest, and attending workshops from our friends and guests on a variety of topics. On Monday, August 19th we will post the exact location with driving direction; camp will be about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Portland.

Sign up here to join us for Summer 2019 Base Camp


Sound like something you’d like to be part of? Here’s how you can prepare for this ambitious endeavor: 

  1. Let us know you’re coming, and we'll send you important updates to prepare, including directions to our camp. 

  2. Donate group camping supplies and food.  Bark will provide breakfast and dinner each day, and we’re especially looking for fresh produce and other locally-sourced food.   

  3. Sign up for a carpool. Whether you’re driving or need a ride, this is important! 

  4. Read our camp ground rules. 

  5. Pack for camp. Here’s what you need to bring. 

  6. Check our camp programming schedule! 

  7. Download Avenza. This app will help you survey the surrounding forest. After that, a) Upload this map on to your phone before leaving town. This is what we will use for our beaver surveys. Next, b) upload this map on to your phone before leaving town. This is what we will use for our post-logging monitoring activities. These maps will open in Avenza 

  8. Spread the word


Michael Krochta, Bark Forest Watch Coordinator

P.S. The comment period has been extended on the Forest Service's proposal to limit public participation in their project planning process! You have until August 26th to submit. Click here to read our recent newsletter and find instructions on commenting.