November Bark About: Tree Planting @ Big Bottom

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

RSVP HERE to help plant trees to restore old logging roads and protect water quality in the Clackamas River basin. Bark secured a grant from Portland General Electric and partnered with the fishery biologists on the Clackamas River Ranger District to decommission sections of five unneeded roads totaling approx.. 1.3 miles. Each road was in the riparian area of a stream and was decommissioned to improve water quality for salmon, bull trout and humans.

Join us to plant native tree seedlings to begin the process of reforesting the decommissioned roads. This is the third time in three years that Bark volunteers have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to plant trees on old roads. This year is special because we initiated the project, brought in funding for it and it’s our first project in the Clackamas River basin!

Be prepared for wet, muddy conditions. Please wear rubber or waterproof boots and bring a rain parka, rain pants, work gloves and warm layers to adjust throughout the day. A wet, cool day is great weather for planting tree seedlings, make sure you are dressed for changing weather!. 

Bring lunch, water, a thermos and whatever else you need to stay comfortable during a day in the forest.

Since the beginning Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can all become stronger advocates for the protection of our public lands. Bark hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who educate the public about forest ecology, policy, and how to get take action to defend Mt. Hood forests, rivers and wildlife!


Carpools leave from the Hollywood Trader Joe’s, 4121 NE Halsey, (across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2) in Portland at 9am 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.  If you would like to arrange a meet-up closer to the forest, please let us know by giving us a call at our number below.

Be prepared to hike off trail. Bring lunch, water, and whatever else you need to feel comfortable for a day in the forest.

If you plan to drive please review Bark’s Expectations for all Drivers, here.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.