Rad◦i◦cle Training: Intro to Forest Policy

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Bark's successes in protecting Mt. Hood forests and rivers are only possible because of our volunteer organizers, educators, and activists. This event is part of Bark's Rad◦i◦cle Training Program which empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy and community organizing. The Organizing Track of Rad◦i◦cle focuses on the tools of advocacy, activism, and public engagement.

Do you ever wonder why 50% of Oregon is managed by the federal government? Or wonder why logging can happen in National Forests, but not National Parks? Do you know if clearcutting is legal, and whether threatened Spotted owls are really protected? Do you have other questions about why and how the Forest Service manages our local forests? Do you know how to influence the management if we, the public, don’t like it?
This training, facilitated by Bark's policy coordinator and staff attorney, Brenna Bell, will answer these questions, and more, as we learn about how half of Oregon came to be managed by the federal government and what factors drive federal agency (mis)management of our public lands. 
In this pandemic version of the training, Brenna will also discuss why logging and fire suppression are deemed as mission critical by the Forest Service, while so many other uses of federal lands are shut down.
image of a young coniferous forest against a blue, summer sky