POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone the April 2nd/April 5th groundtruthing trainings to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups, which is required to learn this work.

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what logging plans say and what is actually happening 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 2020 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, April 3rd 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 Sunday, April 5th. Learn more about part two, Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest.

Space is limited - please RSVP or call 503.331.0374 if interested, and for the 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. Learn more about the Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program here.

A group of people squatting in the forest around a large map, pointing intently