Report from Base Camp

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Dear Courtney,

In the past week over 70 amazing volunteers have come to this year's Base Camp in Mt. Hood National Forest! What an incredible demonstration of boots-on-the-ground effort to protect the beautiful and diverse forest in the Clackamas watershed. I could not be more proud of this tenacious community. We've surveyed nearly half of the units in the proposed North Clack Timber Sale, learned about Oregon's rebounding wolf population and the Mazamas' Human Ecology Mapping Project, collected native seed for a Mt. Hood pollinator garden, dug deep into the work of dismantling white supremacy in the environmental movement, and held the first-ever meeting of the Understory book club out in the forest! There is still a week left of camp, a lot of work to do and unique workshops planned for each evening, so if you haven't made it out to camp yet, take a look at the website and plan to come out for a few days!

We are camped in a free, undeveloped campsite about 10 miles off Highway 224 near Estacada. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by volunteers and shared with all! Campers learn groundtruthing, explore the surrounding forest, and attend workshops on a variety of topics. Base Camp is free to all who want to participate thanks to our members! To make a tax-deductible donation to support our work, click here to visit our donate page.


Here's everything you need to know:

  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.  Here’s our wishlist.
  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 North Clack Timber Sale. After that, upload this map into your mobile device.

    See you there!

Courtney Rae, Associate Director

P.S. – We've launched our Free Mt. Hood website! Bark is building a proactive strategy to forest defense focused on the Mt. Hood National Forest Management Plan. Visit our new site to learn about this campaign, contact decision makers, and share your vision for the future of Mt. Hood with us!


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