POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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.
 
For part two of our April Groundtruthing training, we will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the problems associated with proposed logging. We will also discuss how to document what we see in the forest to create a compelling case to advocate for the area. Prepare to delve into the proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology! We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know that 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. We will be in the forest all day, so please bring rain gear, lunch, and good boots. This groundtruthing training is in two parts: Groundtruthing 101 on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8pm is a primer to what we'll do on in the forest on Saturday.
 
Space is limited to 10 people - 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.
 
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groundtruther in red outdoor jacket holding a measuring tape against a large tree trunk in the forest