Radicle Training: Thinking Like a Forest Plan

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

All management in Mt. Hood National Forest is guided by its Forest Plan, which was adopted in 1990 when building roads that impact drinking water or imperil salmon was common, releasing significant amounts of CO2 from logging was an unknown concern, and all fires were supposed to be put out by 10 am the next day.

While the Forest Service lacks adequate funding to begin the revision process, Bark's Free Mt. Hood Campaign is laying the groundwork for a new Forest Plan that addresses climate change, minimizes carbon emissions and values management for carbon storage.

Join Bark's Staff Attorney and Policy Coordinator, Brenna Bell for a deeper dive into the different components of how a Forest Plan works and together we’ll practice writing new standards and guidelines for a new Forest Plan to address the current ecological & economic reality.


This event will take place at Bark's office, 351 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR on May 16th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Our office is ADA accessible, restrooms are gender-neutral, children and infants are welcome.

Suggested Pre-requisite: Intro to Forest Law and Policy, 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.