December Ecology Club: Beaver Night

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join volunteer and beaver enthusiast, Audie, for a night of beavers! We will be looking at the impacts of the loss of beaver in the Pacific Northwest, as well as showcasing the amazing work from Base Camp 2019 (including seeing cool drone footage from surveying in beaver meadows!), and connecting beaver to the history of colonization. What role did beavers play during the colonization of North America? We will be examining this question and identifying even more connections between the massacre of beavers and the theft of indigenous land.

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months we will have presenters bringing their unique skills to the community. Others, we will work as a group on a predetermined theme to discuss such topics as thinning, fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other topics the group is inclined to discuss.

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email

Held at the Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym)

photo of a yearling beaver grooming itself by the water which has the reflection of a sunset. superimposed text reads ecology club every second wednesday of the month 6:30 to 8:30