January Bark About Hike: The Ecology of Edges

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Start your new year off with a beautiful, reflective hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Bark Abouts are usually on the 2nd Sunday, but sometimes we change the schedule. Like this time!

In this time of transition, the January Bark About Hike will explore the ecological concept of “edges”.  In ecological terms, edges are zones of transition from one ecosystem to another. Edges often exhibit high levels of productivity and species richness or biodiversity. Cultures and worldviews are also influenced by ‘edges’ where different beliefs, values, and needs interface to create the social ecosystem. Join Jess Rojas, Associate Director at Northeast Community of Neighborhoods and Courtney Rae, Associate Director of Bark for a contemplative exploration of the edges we experience as individuals and communities paired with a survey of some common ecological edges in Mt. Hood National Forest, such as riparian areas, logged areas, and roads.

Carpools leave from the Hollywood Grocery Outlet (located a few blocks from the Hollywood Transit Center, at the I-84 exit 2) at 9 am 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. 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.

If you plan to drive and can offer seats to carpool, please review Bark's Expectations for All Drivers.

For more details, information, or other arrangements please call us at 503.331.0374

light cover of snow on coniferous leaves of a cedar and doug fir forest