June Ecology Club: Knots 101

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for this in-person Ecology Club to learn about knots and anything about climbing that you’d like to learn in a park! Misha VanEaton, Bark’s Forest Watch Assistant, worked as rock climbing and mountaineering guide teaching a wide range of backcountry travel, safety, and navigation skills before coming to Bark. They will be bringing all of the necessary tools—ropes, carabiners, cord, webbing, compasses and more—so you can learn and practice the skills that interest you!

Please note: This in-person event will follow Bark’s COVID fieldwork protocol.  Masks will be required and space is limited. This event will be held in an outdoor space accessible by transit in the Portland area. Details of the location will be sent to you after you register.

Click here to register!

If you are skilled with sailing or fishing knots, setting up tarps, rescue systems, or any other ropes-related skills and would like to share those skills at this Ecology Club also, reach out to Misha here.


Join us online the second Wednesday of each month for Ecology Club! Together, we discuss ecological themes related to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months feature presenters who bring their unique skills to the community. Other times, we work as a group on such topics as thinning, fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other ecological knowledge.

At the meeting's close, we leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

This event is free + open to the public. 

Color photo of climbing like ropes, carabiners, cord, webbing laid out on a blue tarp. White text reads: Ecology Club, meets every second Wednesday