April Bark About: Ecopsychology Hike

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Since it was proposed about 25 years ago, Ecopsychology has studied and is studying our connection with the rest of the natural world and the deep emotional and psychological effects of this separation. It looks at how overwhelming global ecological crises inspire emotional responses like denial, despair, and projection. Ecopsychology puts a lot of focus on methods that help to foster the sense of connection with the rest of nature and it looks at ways that can be used to convince people to pay attention and take action regarding environmental concerns. Hike leaders Courtney and Bryan will guide a discussion of the basic concepts within ecospsychology as we explore areas of intact old growth in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public lands. Our hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who incorporate information about forest ecology and policy with how to get involved in our efforts!

Carpools leave from the Hollywood Grocery Outlet, 4420 Ne Hancock Street, (a few blocks from the Hollywood Transit Center, at the I-84 exit 2) in Portland at 9am sharp. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.  If you would like to arrange a meet-up closer to the forest, please let us know by giving us a call at our number below.

 Bring a lunch, water, and anything else you'll need to stay comfortable in the forest. To protect off-trail resources, we ask you to leave your dog at home.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.

If you are willing to drive in our carpool, please review Bark's Driver Safety Expectations before coming.