FULL - Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

*This training is now full. Please stay tuned for more opportunities to get trained in Groundtruthing later this summer.*

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what logging plans say and what is actually occurring on the ground. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects, and is a great introduction to the work we will be doing in the forest during our summer 2019 field season.

To do this work, we must have an understanding of a proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology. We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know the area of forest well enough to show it to others. This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of in-the-forest work with Bark, and requires no previous experience.

This groundtruthing training will be two parts. On Thursday, June 20th we will meet in the Bark office from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to prep for our day in the forest. We will learn how to research timber sales with Bark's resources and learn how to read timber sale maps in preparation for our day in the forest on Saturday, June 22nd. Learn more about part two, Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest.

Space is limited - please RSVP with Michael or at (503) 331-0374 if you're interested, and for location details.

This event is part of Bark's Rad◦i◦cle Training Program, Bark’s free training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Check here to learn more about Rad◦i◦cle.