Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping 201

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Last year, Bark began wetland mapping surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any restoration activities occur. 

This two-part training is intended for people who are interested in becoming actively engaged Bark’s wetland mapping fieldwork.  It requires no previous experience, but we encourage participants to attend the beaver habitat survey training on May 15thIn this two-part training, we will include an overview of Bark’s Wetland Restoration Project and an introduction to wetland ecology, classification, and identification in the field. Those who take this training will be equipped with the skills to help Bark with our efforts to identify and restore wetland habitats in Mt. Hood National Forest.  

This wetland training is in two parts: Wetland mapping 101, on Friday May 28th, will meet virtually. Wetland Mapping 201, on Sunday May 30th, will meet in the forest for a field training and to practice the new skills.  Pre-registration is required for both parts.  

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Please note: This in-person outing will follow COVID-19 protocols. Please see Bark’s COVID safety protocol and driver expectations before signing up for the event. Participants will be expected to wear masks, drive separately from people outside their household, and keep 6 feet distance from other participants in the training. Driving directions, training materials to review, and additional details will be sent to registrants before the event.  

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. 

Color photo of beaver lodge at Ripplebrook pond. Water-loving plants are flooded with standing water, surrounded by conifers.