December Ecology Club: Climate Change in the Forest

Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Forests are where we choose to fight climate change because the trees and soils of the Pacific Northwest have incredible potential of mitigating its worst effects. Because of moisture, temperature, and the dominance of coniferous species of trees, the forest service estimates 93 metric tons of carbon storage per acre in the pacific northwest, which itself is a conservative estimate.

Join us for this month’s Ecology Club to discuss how deforestation in Mt. Hood contributes to climate change. We’ll also be using this time to reflect and debrief on the most recent Bark About hike through the Grove Timber Sale. This will look like: sharing stories, experiences, and the most recent science about climate change and the importance of the forest.

Come prepared to learn and talk about more than carbon!

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!

This is a family friendly event. Children activities will be organized in a separate room. Snack will be provided but folks are encouraged to bring additional snacks.

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email michael@bark-out.org

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