Radicle Training: Intro to Forest Law and Policy

Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Where: Bark office, 351 NE 18th Ave
When: Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30pm

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 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 all these questions, and more, as we learn about how and why federal agencies (mis)manage our public lands.

Please contact brenna@bark-out.org for questions, or to let me know you’re coming to the training!

Bark's office space is ADA accessible, with gender-neutral restrooms.

Suggested Pre-requisite: Volunteer Orientation or previous experience volunteering for Bark. All are welcome.

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. 

What is Rad◦i◦cle?

Rad◦i◦cle {the first root of a seedling to emerge during germination} is Bark’s free training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Since 1999, Bark has provided opportunities for the public to be active in decisions affecting our public lands, from boots-on-the-ground trainings in groundtruthing proposed timber sales to understanding the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) processes and generating public comments on Forest Service actions. Rad◦i◦cle is an expansion of established Bark trainings and is designed to present the diverse skill set and tools necessary for digging deeper into forest defense; to protect Mt. Hood National Forest and beyond. 

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