December Bark About Hike: Climate Change in the Forest

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our December Bark About, we'll be hiking through a recently logged forest in the Grove Timber Sale, or the “Grove Thinning” project as called by the Forest Service. During this hike we'll be witnessing and discussing the contribution of deforestation in Mt. Hood towards climate change. We'll be exploring the myths and realities of forest restoration and observing destructive logging practices in action. It is important that for this hike all attendees come physically and emotionally prepared to walk through a forest that has recently been logged using heavy machinery resulting in skid trails deep into the forest, and degradation of wildlife habitat.

Be prepared for wet, muddy conditions. Please wear sturdy waterproof boots and bring a rain parka, rain pants, and warm layers to adjust throughout the day. A wet, cool day is great weather for a post-logging hike, it will help us see how the effects of temporary road building's damage the movement of surface water. Being that the hike is in December, please make sure that you come completely prepared for changing weather.

Bring a lunch, water, hot beverages, and anything else you'll need to stay comfortable in the forest.

Carpools leave from the Hollywood Trader Joe’s, 4121 NE Halsey, (across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near 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.

If you plan to drive please review Bark’s Expectations for all Drivers, here.

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