Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Hike Leader Training

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you love sharing your enthusiasm for Mt. Hood with others? Ever considered leading a Bark hike? At this hike leader training, we will provide you with all the tools you need to facilitate a meaningful and fun experience in the forest. You will receive a primer in navigation, emergency preparedness, the art of crafting a conservation-themed hike tailored to a broad audience, and tips for navigating group safety during COVID.

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. These Bark About hikes are one of our key entry points for people to get more involved in our organization and learn about federal forest defense in our region. They are also one of the main ways we get folks out to experience and connect with the forest that is so important to us all. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can build a stronger community of environmental advocates. Our hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who integrate information about forest ecology and policy with how to get involved in our efforts! 

Please note: This in-person outing will follow COVID-19 protocolsPlease see Bark’s COVID safety protocol and driver expectations before signing up for the event. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Driving directions, training materials, and additional details will be sent to registrants before the event. If the tickets are full, please sign up for the waitlist. If public health policies allow, we will increase the number of participants at the event. There will not be carpooling and we ask that you only travel with people who are in your contact bubble. Participants will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distance from others outside their contact bubble.

This workshop is part of Rad◦i◦cle, Bark's activist training program. With courses on forest ecology, forest management policy, timber sale monitoring, forest first aid and hike leading, public lands advocacy and community organizing, Rad◦i◦cle is designed to cultivate powerful forest defenders who are ready to take action to protect clean water, biodiversity, and the incredible forest ecosystems where we live and around the world. 

Any questions?  Send an email to Misha VanEaton, our Forest Watch Assistant, with any questions. This training was rescheduled from July 25th.




Color photo of two hike leaders waving back at the photographer from a trail in Gnarl Ridge.Burned trees stand out against the blue sky with wildflowers along either side of the pathway.