Base Camp Report Out and Upcoming Events

Post-Basecamp fuzzies plus upcoming opportunities to stay inspired...

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Thanks to your unwavering support, Base Camp this year was a success! We received countless donations and valuable equipment loans, which made our camp safer and more organized than it’s ever been. We broke bread, sang songs, and most importantly, did the work we came to do. With the help of over 100 volunteers over the course of two weeks, we: 

  • Surveyed 40+ sites for beaver restoration work and potential relocation 
  • Surveyed 7 (huge!) post-logging units
  • Collected at least 6 species of native seed for Mt. Hood’s pollinator garden 
  • Completed a full wildlife survey of Warm Springs Meadow 
  • Commemorated the cancellation of the Palomar LNG pipeline by hiking a portion of the formerly proposed route 
  • Trained dozens of folks in tree climbing  
  • Celebrated our 20-year anniversary, replete with music, a good ol’ fashioned Hootenanny, and letterpress poster printing in the forest 
  • Hosted many amazing workshops, and so much more! 

For more highlights, take a gander at our Base Camp 2019 album. If you have any photos from other activities, please share them with us or tag us on social media @barkformthood #barkbasecamp

Feeling inspired by our volunteer efforts and want to get involved?

Check out our volunteer orientation on Thursday, October 3rd! This open house is a great way to get plugged into supporting Bark outreach events around Portland, perform field work in the forest or partner with Bark Staff to work on the Free Mt. Hood campaign. Open and accessible to all, visit the event page for more information.

Bark is pleased to partner with Cascadia Wild and Portland Audubon to host the first event in the Nature Night Speaker Series: Caribou Rainforest with David Moskowitz. Learn about the plight of the caribou struggling to survive in the North American rainforests. The story of this iconic animal and the stunning landscape of their home provides an example of shifting conservation challenges and tactics in the twenty-first century. Free and open to all.

Thank you all again for your hard work, good spirits, and wholehearted advocacy. See you soon! 

For the forest,

Michael Krochta, Bark Forest Watch Coordinator

P.S. Be sure to check out Bark's table and workshop Learn The Tools Of The System & Use Them To Win at the Climate Strike Friday, Saturday 20th at OMSI!

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