PAST EVENTS

image of bear print in the snow next to a person's hiking boot with the words ecology club second Wednesday of every month 6:30 to 8:30 pm February Ecology Club: Wildlife Tracking
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This month Cascadia Wild joins us to talk about their wildlife tracking program and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood! Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to connecting local... read more

A unit of the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale in Mt. Hood National Forest Zigzag Timber Sale: NEPA Comment Writing Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Breaking a 20-year moratorium on logging in the Zigzag Ranger District, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing the Zigzag Integrated Resource Project. The project area includes approximately 2,700 acres of logging with timber production as the main motivation. This is in response to the Trump... read more

the Understory Book Club: The Mushroom at the End of the World
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Bark's volunteer-led bookclub is called the Understory. Its mission is to maintain a robust and active book club as strategy to actively facilitate engagement with the all the different resources Bark's library. the Understory also strives to develop cultural competency in our... read more

March Ecology Club: the Meaning of Climate Change
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 4:22pm

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months, Ecology Club, will feature presenters bringing their unique
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line of volunteers walking along a trail in old growth forest Zigzag Timber Sale Campaign Meeting #2
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

There hasn't been any logging in the Zigzag District of Mt. Hood in almost 25 years. Fast growing, carbon-rich forests are bouncing back from a century of clear cut logging and the recreation opportunities are world-class. Salmon recovery in the Sandy River watershed has had a disproportionately... read more

light cover of snow on coniferous leaves of a cedar and doug fir forest January Bark About Hike: The Ecology of Edges
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Start your new year off with a beautiful, reflective hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Bark Abouts are usually on the 2nd Sunday, but sometimes we change the schedule. Like this time!... read more

hand drawn illustration of mt. hood in front of a field of native plant species with a sign held by birds reading free mt. hood Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Since 1999, Bark has pushed back on proposals to clearcut native forest, build roads through sensitive drinking watersheds and over hiking trails, and sell off the exceptional wildlife habitat of burned forest to private logging companies. While we have been successful in saving thousands of... read more

two people examining the stump of a 172 year old tree in the swag timber sale January Ecology Club: Comment-Writing Workshop
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Public comments are one of the few ways that the public can affect the process of planning projects on public land─and it can feel a little overwhelming to write one.  Let’s demystify the
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hand drawn illustration of mt. hood in front of a field of native plant species with a sign held by birds reading free mt. hood Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these destructive projects is the Mt. Hood Forest Management Plan itself, which remains focused on commercial timber extraction and each new project is more destructive... read more

photo of a yearling beaver grooming itself by the water which has the reflection of a sunset. superimposed text reads ecology club every second wednesday of the month 6:30 to 8:30 December Ecology Club: Beaver Night
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join volunteer and beaver enthusiast, Audie, for a night of beavers! We will be looking at the impacts of the loss of beaver in the Pacific Northwest, as well as showcasing the amazing work from Base Camp 2019 (including seeing cool drone footage from surveying in beaver meadows!), and... read more

book cover of braiding sweetgrass by robin wall kimmerer with a braid of sweetgrass Bark's the Understory bookclub: Braiding Sweetgrass
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Dec. 9th we'll discuss pages 0-105 + meet at the Bark office.
Dec. 11th, pages 0-293 + meet at Albina Press, 50th and Hawthorne
Dec. 16th, pages 0-389 + meet at Albina Press, 50th and Hawthorne

Bark's volunteer-led bookclub is called the Understory. Its mission is to... read more

December Bark About Hike: Lost Roads of Fish Creek
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leaders Audie Fuller and Tara Hershberger for our December Bark About to the lost roads of Fish Creek. In 1996, devastating floods removed many of

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do good get down for climate justice dance party posters with 70s aesthetic and a sparkling disco ball Do Good Get Down for Climate Justice
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Do Good and Get Down with Bark at the High Water Mark Thursday, December 5th!

Tis' the season to Do Good! In celebration of the ... read more

Zigzag Timber Sale Campaign Meeting
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

There hasn't been any logging in the Zigzag District of Mt. Hood in almost 25 years. Salmon recovery in the Sandy River watershed has had a disproportionately
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hand drawn artwork of native plants and flowers with the text Free Mt. Hood Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these destructive projects is the Mt. Hood Forest... read more

hand drawn illustration of mt. hood in front of a field of native plant species with a sign held by birds reading free mt. hood Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these destructive projects is the
... read more

view of old growth trees looming over an encampment of people under a green tarp Radicle Activist Training: Defensive Campaign Planning
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Bark's volunteer organizers, educators, and activists are the force behind our successful campaigns against destructive logging of the forests of Mt. Hood. This training will focus on Bark's defensive forest campaign strategy to stop logging in Mt. Hood. 
 
The Forest... read more

photo of various mushrooms on the forest floor *FULL: November Bark About Hike: Mushrooms of Mt. Hood
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*Our annual mushroom hike is now FULL* Please check our events calendar for more opportunities to get involved with Bark's work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest! https://www.bark-out.... read more

November Ecology Club: Mushroom Night!
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us in November for our annual mushroom night! This be an opportunity for folks to bring in their mushroom finds for identification and discussion as well as check out some species we have on hand. We will set up tables with several Pacific Northwest fungal species to observe, with ... read more

photo of law binders reading pollalie cooper, lemiti Radicle Activist Training: Forest Law + Policy, a 20 year Retrospective
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

We're taking a break from the usual "Crash Course in Forest Law & Policy" to have a special 20-year anniversary edition of this training.  After an overview of how the Cascades became federal public lands, we'll explore some of Bark's campaigns against timber sales, pipelines, and evil... read more

October Bark About Hike : Up-Close View of Logging on Public Lands
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

We will visit a timber sale in Mt. Hood National Forest, and compare the Forest Service's proposal with the conditions we find there. We'll learn about the

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anatomical illustration of wolf skull from different view points October Ecology Club: Bones and Skulls (changed to THURS 10/10)
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For the month of October we will explore skulls and bones of critters you might find in the forests and along roadways in the NW. Bark volunteers Kristnh

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Bark Volunteers in Mt Hood National Forest Fall Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Interested in getting involved with Bark? Come to this open-house to see what our work is about and get plugged in to upcoming volunteer opportunities! You will be able to sign up to help with outreach events around Portland and field work in the forest or partner with Bark staff to work on the... read more

two beavers next to each other on a rocky shore by water September Ecology Club: Beaver Night
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Flap your tail and get ready to have a dam good time, this talk is a wild ride full of fun facts and heart warming anecdotes about our furry
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Cancelled: September Bark About Hike
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

****Due to unexpected events we have to cancel the September Bark About Hike. If we find a way to reschedule for later in the month we will post new

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Base Camp 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to Monday, September 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join your fellow forest lovers for some fresh mountain air, wholesome do-good-ery, and camaraderie with other like-minded adventurers!

Come for a day, or for the week.  There’s plenty of fun for everyone.

Our public Base Camp is a free campout in the Mt. Hood National Forest where... read more

vertical photo of smoke billowing into the sky from a coniferous forest taken in 2010 at the Fire Lake Complex August Ecology Club: What is the Future of Fire in the Cascades?
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills
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A volunteer with Bark hikes in the area of the 2008 Gnarl Ridge Burn August Bark About Hike: Gnarl Ridge Fire 10 Years Later
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

This month's hike will depart from the Hollywood Grocery Outlet in Portland at 8am (1 hour earlier than the typical hike) to beat the

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photo from propsed Grasshopper timber sale, blue sky above sea of blue green doug fir pine trees Bark's Grasshopper Campout
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 5:00pm

This is a public campout in the Mt. Hood National Forest, during which campers will support Bark’s forest defense program by working to gather critical field information on the newly proposed Grasshopper Timber Sale... read more

July Ecology Club: The Air Around Us
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Did you know that 117 schools in Oregon fall in the worst 10% nationally for exposure to industrial pollution? July's ecology club we will be hearing from

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July Bark About: Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Charcoal Forest
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark as we explore the amazing world of medicinal and edible plants found in Mt. Hood National Forest. Horticulturist and fire ecologist Rachel Freifelder
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photo by david moscowitz of two beavers alongside a stream FULL: Beaver Habitat Survey Training
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*This training is now full. Please stay tuned for more opportunities this summer to get involved in this important work.

This summer, Bark is hosting its first-ever beaver habitat survey training! During these surveys, we will learn to... read more

Free Mt. Hood campaign artwork of native plants Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

This volunteer committee will meet monthly throughout the campaign. Jump in at any time :).

This meeting takes place at Bark's office, 351 NE 18th Ave. in Portland, OR. Near the Circut Climbing Gym and Latino Network office. Bark's office space is fully ADA accessible, gender-neutral... read more

FULL - Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*This training is now full. Please stay tuned for more opportunities to get trained in Groundtruthing later this summer.*

This will be the second part of our June Groundtruthing training. We will... read more

FULL - Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

*This training is now full. Please stay tuned for more opportunities to get trained in Groundtruthing later this summer.*

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding... read more

June Bark About: Lichen Hike
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our June Bark About, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing key nesting materials for birds.  Are lichens organisms or ecosystems? Are they fungal greenhouses or algal farmsteads?  Find out for yourself this... read more

June Ecology Club: Lichen Night
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

For our June Ecology Club, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing

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black and white block print by Bark of beavers shutting down a logging road Campaign Toolbox 201: Targeting
Wednesday, May 29, 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... read more

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... read more

Mother's Day Bark About Hike: Forest Fairies + Friends
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

What happens to the homes of the fairies and their friends when a forest is logged? In this family-friendly and child-oriented outing into a planned timber sale, we will look for signs of the rarely-seen dwellers of the forest: fairies, red tree voles, apoldontia, salamanders, and others. We... read more

iris Crash Course in Botany: A Fundraiser for Bark
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies for this class on the basics of botany. We will start our day with a tour of the terms and tools one needs to properly identify plants in the Northwest. We will talk about the parts of the flower, leaf... read more

May Ecology Club: Pollinators and Invasive Species
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us at our May meeting for two presentations from our friends at the Walama Restoration Project!

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Bark Hike Leader Training
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 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... read more

Radicle Training: Campaign Toolbox
Thursday, May 2, 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 Rad◦i◦cle training focuses on the tools of advocacy, activism, and public engagement.

Portlanders old and new are incredibly fortunate to... read more

April Bark About Hike: North Clack Timber Sale
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leaders Audie and Tara on our April Bark About hike to the proposed North Clack Timber Sale in Mt. Hood National Forest. Here we will visit areas of this project that were... read more

Radicle Training: Intro to Forest Law and Policy
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... read more

April Ecology Club: iNaturalist: A Window into Biodiversity
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Activists, baristas, researchers, dog walkers, campaigners, taxi drivers, advocates, bloggers, and everyone else highly encouraged to attend!

Where: Bark Office,
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Comment Writing Workshop: North Clack Timber Sale
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Want to participate in making an impact on how the U.S. Forest Service manages forests surrounding Mt. Hood? The 30-day public comment period has begun for the North Clack Timber Sale, a proposal which includes includes... read more

Spring Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Interested in getting involved with Bark? Come to this open-house to see what our work is about and get plugged in to upcoming volunteer opportunities! You will be able to sign up to help with outreach events around Portland and field work in the forest or partner with Bark staff to work on the... read more

March Ecology Club: Wildlife Tracking w/Cascadia Wild
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This month Cascadia Wild joins us to talk about their wildlife tracking program and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood! Cascadia Wild

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March Bark About Hike: Springtime Emergence
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Winter is transitioning to spring. We see this all around us and within us. Let's honor the change in the seasons by getting out into the forest to observe

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February Ecology Club: Bird Language Basics
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Birds are one of the most vocal animals on Earth. Through their vocalizations and movement, they continually broadcast the drama happening on the land. 

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Wildlife Tracking: February Bark About Hike (POSTPONED)
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

We regret to inform folks that this hike has been postponed to a later date (TBD) due to the prediction of low elevation snow this weekend - making passenger vehicle access to the mountain... read more

Winter Hiking Basics: January Bark About Hike
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This hike will be designed especially for those who are new/newer to Bark! If you've just started to get involved with our work or only... read more

January Ecology Club: Ethical Wildcrafting?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For January’s Ecology Club, we will explore the concept of ethical wildcrafting with community herbalist Missy Rohs and ecologist Gradey Proctor. What is wildcrafting? What does it mean to harvest ethically? Is it even possible? What knowledge would we need to gather wild plants in a sustainable... read more

(CANCELLED) December Ecology Club: Bat Night!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

*We are sorry to say that Bat Night has been cancelled. Please check back for more opportunities to explore the ecology of My. Hood, including future volunteer-led Ecology Club events every second Wednesday of each month.*... read more

November Ecology Club: Beyond the War on Invasive Species
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration, to explore the concept of invasive species from a holistic, systems... read more

Radicle Activist Training: Thinking Like a Forest Plan
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 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... read more

Base Camp After Party!
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

2018 Base Camp After Party!

Friday, October 12, 2018... read more

Bark volunteers in Mt. Hood National Forest Fall Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

If you are interested in getting involved with Bark attend this open-house to see what our work is about and get plugged in to upcoming volunteer opportunities! You will be able to sign up... read more

three log load log truck Radicle Activist Training: National Forest Policy 101
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This fall's first Radicle Training lands right in the middle of the #Stand4Forests Week of Action. Visit... read more

September Ecology Club: Conifers of Mt. Hood
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In the NW we live in the land of conifers. Join us as we discuss the 13 most common conifers in Mt Hood. How many can you name off the top of your head?

Gradey Proctor, long time Bark volunteer and co-founder of the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical... read more

September Bark About Hike: Eagle Creek Timber Sale
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us in September to explore the area of the 1996 Eagle Creek timber sale and the Direct Action tactics that escalated the Forest Defense movement in the late 90s. As Bark nears it's 20th anniversary, we're taking time to study the evolution of our organization and the Forest Defense movement... read more

Hootenanny! (Sing-along)
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

We’ll take turns leading songs.  They could be songs everyone knows, or your original composition, or whatever you like.   Or just sing along, or sit and listen….whatever your ability and comfort level.  Your voice is welcome, and there will be no pressure to participate.  Feel free to bring... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Wildlife Tracking
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Tracking is an essential human activity. Cascadia Wild's instructors will introduce and strengthen folks ability to read animal signs in the landscape. We will look at tracks, scat, feeding sign and anything else we find. Tracking wildlife allows us to... read more

Base Camp: Medicinal Plant Workshop with the Arctos School
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School as we explore forests to learn about how our work as plant people intersects with the important work of Bark. We will learn how forests create opportunities for us as herbalists and wildcrafters. Throughout our journey we will discuss botany, medicinal... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Climate Change & Forest Policy
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Let’s talk about how fire and climate change are affecting the forest, how better forest management can help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, and how both are affected by the rules that govern how National Forests are managed!  This will also be a time to discuss any wonky policy... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Forest Forum Theater
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Forum theater is a tool for teaching people how to change their world. It was created by Augusto Boal as a part of the “Theater of the Oppressed”. It is designed to empower people to engage with others to stop injustice and de-escalate conflict.

Local director and theater teacher, Tara... read more

the Understory Book Club @ Base Camp
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

the Understory’s mission is to maintain a robust and active book club as strategy to actively facilitate engagement with the all the different resources in the library. the Understory also strives to develop cultural competency in our organization and community, and has begun to develop a... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Dismantling White Supremacy in Environmental Activism
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Dismantling White Supremacy in Environmental Activism:

A Conversation Facilitated by Erin Monahan

 

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Surveying for Red Tree Voles
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:00pm

Join us at Base Camp for a discussion about one of the forest's most fascinating tree-dwelling creatures: the red tree vole!  The tree vole is unique in that it lives its life in the canopy of old-growth forests rather than on... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Intro to Non-Violent Communication and Power Dynamics
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is a specific communication theory and set of tools created with the belief that everything a person does is an attempt to meet a need. By applying recent discoveries in neurobiology to how we communicate, we can better understand how to connect with each other... read more

Base Camp - Human Ecology Mapping workshop
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Human Ecology Mapping with Mazamas

Human ecology is a science that takes a systems approach to understanding human-environmental interactions at multiple scales. These interactions can include visible connections, such as hunting, hiking, mushroom harvesting, taking photographs,... read more

Western Bumblebee Base Camp: Native Seed Collection for Pollinators
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Walama Restoration Project is a community organized non-profit, founded in 2001, dedicated to environmental stewardship and biological diversity through education and habitat restoration.

Bark and Walama are partnering with the U.S.... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Protecting Oregon Wolves
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The wolf has long been a symbol of survival in dire circumstances. Hunted almost to extinction in the US, it is only by a concerted effort by conservationists that wolves have begun to regain their rightful place in NW forests. In 2014, for the first time since 1947, there was a wolf confirmed... read more

Base Camp 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to Monday, September 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Bark's Summer Base Camp
August 22 - September 3, 2018

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August Bark About Hike: Meadows and Medicine
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leaders Skyland, Veronica, and Kyla to explore some of Mt. Hood's intact meadow habitat, and learn about these ecosystems ability to provide homes

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Base Camp 2018 July Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

July Ecology Club - Forests and Climate Change
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

This month for Ecology Club we are hosting a discussion on... read more

view from Timberline Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest FULL July Bark About Hike - Forests and Climate Change
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sign ups for this hike are FULL. Feel free to RSVP to be added to the wait list. Thanks!

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We... read more

June Bark About: Fire Hike
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wildfire has been a very misunderstood but essential and beneficial aspect of our forests. Join hike Bark hike leaders at the site of a recent fire in the White River watershed to learn about the roles that fire plays on our public lands and why we must learn to live with this natural... read more

Registration Closed: Botany Crash Course Part 2
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Join us for this two-part class on the basics of botany. On

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May Bark About Hike: Native Wildflowers in the Charcoal Forest
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Spend Mother’s Day with native wildflowers in an area of Mt. Hood National Forest recently affected by wildfire. See how it blooms. Hike leaders Rachel Freifelder and Lo Goldberg have many... read more

May Ecology Club: The Blooming Phoenix - Wildflowers After Wildfire
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wildfire has been a very misunderstood but essential and beneficial aspect of our forests. For this month's Ecology Club talk, Rachel Freifelder, an ecologist specializing in wildfire,... read more

The Understory, bookclub meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

Our next selection will be: Indians, Fires and the Land in the Pacific NW, by Robert Boyd. At this meeting we will be reading the first essay in the book as a group.... read more

Forest Shadow Puppet Project
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bark volunteers are coming together to produce a shadow puppet show featuring the stages of forest succession!... read more

Radicle Activist Training: Campaign Toolbox - Media
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Discover the media skills you didn't know you already have! Brief review of power mapping and Campaign Toolbox 101.... read more

The Understory book club meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bark's bookclub, The Understory, has just finished our second title, The Forest Primeval by
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Resist! The Variety Show!
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

At the Clinton Street Theater; 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202

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April Ecology Club: Birds of Mt. Hood
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Birds have been described as everything from "bellwethers of environment health" to "the gateway drug for naturalists." In our April Ecology Night we'll explore the keys to bird identification, learn what species to watch for in the Mt. Hood region, and learn a little about new technology that... read more

April Bark About: Ecopsychology Hike
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Since it was proposed about 25 years ago, Ecopsychology has studied and is studying our connection with the rest of the natural world and the deep emotional and psychological effects of this separation. It looks at how overwhelming global ecological crises inspire emotional responses like denial... read more

BeaverBloc Campaign Toolbox 201
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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... read more

Forest Policy 101
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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... read more

February Ecology Club: Falling in Love with Plant Medicine
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Missy Rohs of the Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Medicine for an exploration of our connection to and interdependence with plants.  We’ll talk about some plants and their medicinal uses and then delve into ways to deepen our relationships with the flora that surrounds us.  Like any... read more

January Ecology Club: Winter Tracking with Cascadia Wild
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This month we are excited to have the friendly folks from Cascadia Wild join us to discuss wildlife tracking and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood! Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to connecting local people with local ecosystems. They combine modern... read more

January Bark About Hike to Alder Flat
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark hike leaders Lo and Leah to explore Alder Flat, one of the most beautiful trails along the Clackamas River. On this hike we will explore areas recently re-inhabited by a beaver, and surrounding intact old growth... read more

Doug Fir cones December Ecology Club: Conifers of Mt. Hood
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Our December Ecology Club will be all about the trees! Join us as we discuss the 13 most common conifers in Mt Hood. How many can you name off the top of your head?
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December Bark About to the Gorge
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia Gorge ignited many people's awareness about living with fire in our ecosystem. After decades of heavy suppression strategies, populated areas have grown distanced from this natural and necessary occurrence. On this month's Bark About, we'll travel to the... read more

After the Smoke Clears: Hood River Fire Forum
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:45pm to 8:45pm

Thursday, November 30
Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School, 1220 Indian Creek Rd, Hood River
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. | Event from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge is a beloved national treasure and icon of the Northwest. The Eagle Creek fire... read more

After the Smoke Clears: Troutdale Fire Forum
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:50pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, November 29
McMenamins Edgefield, Blackberry Hall, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
Doors open at 6 p.m. | Event from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

An educational forum on the Eagle Creek fires, their impact on the Columbia Gorge, and how you can help with the recovery... read more

Bark opposes Nestle with rally #GivingTuesday Nestle Victory Celebration
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here for the Facebook event.

What a breath of fresh air to have something to celebrate! Have you taken a moment... read more

the Understory book club vol. 2: Forest Primeval
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

This winter we are reconvening our book club, the Understory!

After the Smoke Clears: PDX Fire Forum
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

An educational forum on the Eagle Creek fires, their impact on the Columbia Gorge, and how you can help with the recovery.

This forum will feature insights from a noted fire ecologists, forestry researchers, and leaders from local business, conservation and... read more

Seed Collection of Mt. Hood's Pollinator Plants
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

As part of the Native Plant Society of Oregon's monthly programming, Bark's Forest Watch Coordinator Michael Krochta will give background of the organization and how they work with the USFS Botanists to collect seeds of native pollinator plants to replant and... read more

No Nestlé in the Gorge!
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for free beer, pizza and updates from Crag Law Center and the community activists leading the fight against Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant in Cascade Locks... read more

Intro to Forest Policy: Forest Fire Edition
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

How has history created "public lands" and how has "ownership" changed over the last century?
Which laws protect the land and which accommodate destructive commercial activity?
Who makes land management decisions about
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Fall Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

If you are interested in getting involved with Bark attend this open-house to see what our work is about and get plugged in to summer volunteer opportunities! You will be able to sign up... read more

Base Camp Celebration!
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Bark staff and volunteers invite you to a celebration of the success of this year's summer campout, Base Camp!

This party is for everyone! Whether or not you were able to join us at camp, we invite you to come enjoy an evening at the Bark office... read more

Public Comment Writing Workshop: Crystal Clear Timber Sale
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Bark staff will be on hand to help you write official public comments to the Forest Service regarding the proposed Crystal Clear Timber Sale. If you've already begun your comments, join us to polish your final draft and help... read more

September Ecology Club: Forest Invertebrates
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

With well over 1 million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth. The ecological services of insects, such as pollination, are vital to life on this planet. Though they are indisputably the most important creatures on earth, invertebrates are often... read more

September Bark About Hike: Mt. Hood Mosses
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us on our September Bark About to explore the mysterious world of mosses! Since they retain water and humidity in their habitats, mosses are ecologically important. In addition, they contribute to soil fertility and control flooding. Bark hike leaders Rachel and Mia... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Mosses - their amazing world
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mosses, soft under our bare feet in the forest.  Mosses help to create soil where there is none, hold moisture, create their own microclimate.  Mosses, like lichens, are important to the earliest stages of ecological succession, growing on sand dunes and bare rock. Urban mosses are some of the... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Native Plant walk with the Devil's Club
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the Devil’s Club for a native plant walk near Bark's Summer Base Camp. Devil's Club is a group of plant enthusiasts that get together to better understand our native plant neighbors... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Mt. Hood Mushrooms
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

In this workshop we will learn about basic taxonomy, traditional usages, ecological niches and evolutionary strategies for the mushrooms on Mt. Hood.
Jordan
 S. Weiss will present, and then host a Q and A. There will then be an area... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Caminata en la naturaleza
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ven , y descubre la naturaleza! . Tres , insects, birds, plants and more en (((español)))!... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Connecting Ecology to Policy
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Paula Hood, Co-Director of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has spent over a decade working on behalf of forests and wildlands in Oregon working to defend forests on public lands through activist organization, public outreac... read more

Base Camp Workshop: Self Care for Activists
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Self care is part of resistance. If we want to be effective as a movement, we need to be able to take care of ourselves and support each other when we are facing sometimes discouraging circumstances. Join Lupin DeMuth and Adam Brockman for a discussion at ... read more

Creation Stories: First Foods Dinner
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Please join Marie Knight, a traditional food gatherer and cultural teacher, for a free community dinner on August 27th in Mt. Hood National Forest. The Creation Stories: First Foods Dinner will be held at the annual public camp out hosted by Bark, a Portland-based... read more

Base Camp Song Circle: Hootenanny!
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

It wouldn't be camp without a campfire singalong.  We will have some song books and lyric sheets.  Bring songs to share (on paper or in your head), musical instruments, or just your voice.  Songs about the forest especially encouraged.

When:

Thursday August 24, 7-9 (after setup and... read more

Bark Summer Base Camp
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Bark's Summer Base Camp 2017 - during August and September, for 14 days:  
*Aug 24-Sept 7*

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August Ecology Club: Intro to Forest Ecology
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Trygve Steen, local forest ecologist, will give a talk about the fascinating, intricate of the web of life in our backyard forests! While this class will be appropriate for beginners, Dr. Steen’s presentation is sure to engage seasoned forest ecologists as well.

Join us to talk about... read more

August Bark About Hike: Intro to Backpacking
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Have you been curious about backpacking, but intimidated by all the details? Going for a hike is a great way to plan a backpacking trip! Bark hike leaders Lo Goldberg and Bob Koscik will lead a fun hike and discuss the ins and outs of backpacking. We'll focus on food, water, and waste, as well... read more

Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This will be the second part of our July Groundtruthing training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the... read more

Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the... read more

Stand by Your Land
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Come learn why our public lands are important at a public forum hosted by the Oregon Public Lands Alliance (OPLA). We'll also... read more

Celebrate Alex and Campaign Kick-off!
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Base Camp 2017 June Planning Meeting
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

http://bark-out.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/bc%20mtg.jpg?itok=AQi2NNtVJoin us at an open Base Camp planning... read more

June Ecology Club: Mt. Hood Geology
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Ready to take a tour inside Mount Hood?  Join Bark's Ecology Club this June and we will go layer by layer into this dynamic and iconic volcano.  We will discuss the ins and outs of the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest.  There will be hands on time with rocks from the area as your host... read more

Base Camp 2017 Planning Meeting
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bark volunteers at Mt. Hood Summer 2017 Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Bark volunteers are concerned about the health of the forest, dedicated to developing their skills as forest defenders, and make a vital contribution to our work to protect th... read more

May Ecology Club: Forest Game Night!
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us at Bark for a forest game night! As we move through the uncharted territory of a Trump administration, it is increasingly important for the environmental community to come together and cultivate new relationships. This will be an interactive, role-playing game style, with participants... read more

Native Plants and Pollinators of Mt Hood
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bark will be co-sponsoring this event with the Portland Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO-PDX) as part of Portland's Native Plant Appreciation Week to delve into the wonderful world of the pollinators and their plants. Pollinators are... read more

The People's Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood National Forest The People's Forest Forum
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Bark, protectors of Mt. Hood, is proud to host the first annual

People’s Forest Forum for Mt. Hood National Forest

April 15th, 2017, 11am-5pm... read more

April Bark About: Lichen Hike
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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April Ecology Club: Lichen Night!
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For our April Ecology Club, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing... read more

March Ecology Club: Stories of Place
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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March Bark About Hike: Place and Belonging
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*Please note that this hike overlaps with daylight savings! Don't forget to spring forward one hour!*

Join Gradey Proctor, long time Bark volunteer and co-founder of the Arctos School, as we explore what it means to belong to the... read more

Winter 2017 Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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February Ecology Club: Wildlife Tracking
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This month we are excited to have the friendly folks from Cascadia Wild join us to discuss wildlife tracking and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood! Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to ... read more

February Bark About Hike: Wildlife Tracking
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal... read more

Building Unity in the Spirit of Standing Rock
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Please join us for a talk and performance of traditional music by young indigenous organizer Jacob Johns, from the Hopi and Akimel O'odham tribes.

Johns will speak on how Portland can be a part of the greater water protector movement, including upcoming efforts against petroleum... read more

Is the Palomar Pipeline back?
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Radicle Training: Campaign Toolbox
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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 Rad◦i◦cle training focuses on the tools of advocacy, activism, and public engagement.... read more

Radicle Activist Training: Campaign Toolbox
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This training aims to connect aspiring leaders with Bark organizers and to share the basics of community organizing such as event planning, social media, and simple public actions.

POSTPONED: January Bark About Hike to the Molalla River
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*Due to the winter snow warning and unanticipated snow levels in the foothills, this hike is postponed. Please take extra caution this weekend and stay tuned for more... read more

December Ecology Club: Climate Change in the Forest
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Forests are where we choose to fight climate change because the trees and soils of the Pacific Northwest have incredible potential of mitigating its worst effects. Because of moisture, temperature, and the dominance of coniferous species of trees, the forest service estimates 93 metric tons of... read more

December Bark About Hike: Climate Change in the Forest
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our December Bark About, we'll be hiking through a recently logged forest in the Grove Timber Sale, or the “Grove Thinning” project as called by the Forest Service. During this hike we'll be witnessing and discussing the... read more

Friends of the Forest Open House
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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November Ecology Club: Battle for the Elliot State Forest
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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November Bark About: Tree Planting @ Big Bottom
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

RSVP HERE to help plant trees to restore old logging roads and protect water quality in the Clackamas River basin. Bark secured a grant from Portland General Electric and partnered with the... read more

Radicle Training: Intro to Forest Policy
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Tree Planting at Stone Creek
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

RSVP HERE to help plant trees Nov. 10th to restore old logging roads and protect water quality in the Clackamas River basin. We are expecting a large group, which means that we will also need... read more

Speak for the Climate: Youth Workshop
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Plant for the Planet is excited to partner with 350PDX to help pass the nation’s strongest ban against new fossil fuel development. And we need youth to help us do it!... read more

Fall Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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October Ecology Club: Mushroom Night!
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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October Bark About: Mushroom Hike
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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American Avocet by candace larson, candacelarson186 September Ecology Club: Birds of Malheur
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In September, Ecology Club will focus on the birds and habitats of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Candace Larson, long time Bark volunteer and field biologist with the Audubon Society of Portland, spends each spring season on... read more

Base Camp Kids: Plant for the Planet Academy
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Mt. Hood Plant for the Planet Academy:

Sunday, September 4, 2016
9am - 2:00pm (snack and lunch provided)
Please arrive by 8:45.

Location:
Bark's Basecamp in the Mt. Hood Forest
Exact location to... read more

Climate Weekend w/ 350PDX @ Base Camp!
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:54pm

Climate Weekend at Bark! Basecamp September 2nd-5th

The amazing organizers and volunteers over at 350PDX will be camping out with Barkers over Labor Day weekend and leading workshops and hikes focused on the intersection of climate change and forest defense work. We'll be... read more

Summer Base Camp: Session 2
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to Monday, September 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

Bark's Summer Base Camp 2016

 Session 2 - Aug 30-Sept 12

CLICK HERE for Directions

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Devil's Club Walking Workshop: Medicinal Plants
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:00am

 
Join Dr. Lupin DeMuth, ND, a long time Bark supporter and lover of the Cascades, for a fun and informative plant walk on Sunday morning.  She will discuss the medicinal uses and basic plant identification of some of Mt. Hood's most popular plants. Lupin has studied herbal medicine for the... read more

August Bark About: Little Crater Lake Trail Action
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteers for an easy hike to one of the most beautiful spots in the forest to engage hikers with Bark’s mission. We will be doing some fun and simple outreach activities with the public and hopefully catching up with PCT hikers on their way through the forest!

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Forest Forum Theater at Base Camp
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Forum theater is a tool for teaching people how to change their world. It was created by Augusto Boal as a part of the “Theater of the Oppressed”. It is designed to empower people to engage with others to stop injustice and de-escalate conflict.

Local director and theater teacher, Tara... read more

Bark team at Base Camp Bigfoot Night @ Base Camp
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A night to remember with Joe Beelart, long-time Bark supporter and author of the book Oregon Bigfoot Highway, a collection of stories of Bigfoot sightings in the area of Bark's Summer Base Camp! Joe will regale us with tails of Mt. Hood's most mysterious resident from 1911 until the most... read more

Bark group camp Base Camp Launch!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

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Bark on Bike Bark Out: Sunday Parkways NE!
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Kid's Night: Art in Action
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This... read more

Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the... read more

Restore Soil! Restore Ecosystems!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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July Ecology Club: Pollinator Night
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For our July Ecology Club event, we will be delving into the wonderful world of the pollinators! Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! Animals that assist plants in their... read more

July Bark About: Pollinators of Mt. Hood
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For the first time ever, Bark will be co-sponsoring our monthly hike with the Portand Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO-PDX) to delve into the wonderful world of the pollinators and their flowers.... read more

June Kid's Night at Bark
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Protecting Our Water

This month we will hear from Dae Dahlquist, local kid activist and educator, about the importance of protecting water. Both in the forest and in the city, water is negatively impacted by road building, runoff, and pollution. The... read more

June Ecology Club: Volcano Night!
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Bark volunteer Heather Fisher in July for a presentation & discussion on Mt. Hood -- the volcano!

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June Bark About Hike: Salmon River Trail
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Charcoal pigment on paper Wildcrafting Workshop: Charcoal Ink
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to make and use charcoal pigment in your work ... read more

Book Release Celebration: The Nature of California
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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May Ecology Club: Botany 101
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Mother's Day Bark About
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark’s volunteer Hike Leaders on the Clackamas River to see the very rare Iris tenuis in bloom! This hike will be a very easy excursion geared towards kids of all ages. We will be following the Clackamas... read more

Urban Farming and Climate Change
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Portland has a burgeoning urban farming culture but with concerns about soil pollution, neonicotinoids, and climate change there is more to it than just building a couple of raised beds on the curb!

We've invited speakers from the Soil Not Oil Coalition, Bee Friendly Portland, and PSU to... read more

Kid's Night at Bark: Take home a milkweed plant for feeding Monarch butterflies!
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

We want to set aside some time and space for kids to play, learn about the environment, and organize and work on issues that matter to them.... read more

Radicle Training: Campaign Toolbox 101
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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April Ecology Club: Wildfire
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wildfire has been a very misunderstood, but essential and beneficial, aspect of our forests. Only recently has research begun to show wildfire’s true nature and its importance to healthy forest ecosystems. Join Bark volunteers and Portland State University researcher Andrés Holz to discuss the... read more

April Bark About Hike
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wildfire has been a very misunderstood, but essential and beneficial, aspect of our forests. Only recently has research begun to show wildfire’s true nature and it’s importance to healthy forest ecosystems. Join hike leaders Kyla Zaret and Brady Hall to visit the site of the 36 Pit Fire along... read more

Measuring canopy coverage Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the... read more

The Understory Book Club
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:30pm

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Radicle Training: Intro to Forest Policy
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Synthetic Forests: The Dangers of GE Trees.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Help stop the spread of Genetically Engineered Trees!

2015 was a busy year in the fight against the commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) Trees. From coordinating resistance on six continents against the commercial release of GE Trees in Brazil, presenting in venues across the... read more

Kid's Night at Bark
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Ecosystems: Communities of Balance

We want to set aside some time and space for kids to play, learn about the environment, and organize and work on issues that matter to them.

This will be a monthly event, hosted by some of our youngest Barkers! There will be games... read more

Hypogymia - Bone Lichen March Bark About: Lichen Hike!
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Art of the Canvass: Canvass as a Generative Form
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

When a canvasser shows up at the door it’s unexpected, an uninvited disruption. What is it they want? Usually to change something, preserve something, raise awareness, a donation, a signature, a pledge.

The best kind of art serves as an unexpected disruption, a proactive agent, a conduit... read more

Bark volunteers planting trees in ZigZag Winter Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Are you interested in becoming more involved in Bark's work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest? This introductory session is for you!

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Polallie Cooper Comment Writing Training - Hood River
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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February Bark About: Wildlife tracking
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal... read more

Polallie Cooper Comment Writing Training - Portland
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Polallie Cooper Public Meeting for the Polallie Cooper Timber Sale
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Mt Hood National Forest is holding a public meeting to discuss the Polallie Cooper II Timber Sale. The meeting will take place on February 10, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Hood River, Oregon at the Hood River Fire... read more

Wolves Return to an Altered World: Oregon’s Predator Politics and Climate Change
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us at the Bark office to hear from Kimberly and Alex, a couple of our 'volunteerns' who have been working to build Bark's resources regarding wildlife management in Mt. Hood National Forest. Working specifically on the problematic delisting process and decision by the Oregon Dept. of Fish... read more

February Ecology Club: Wildlife tracking
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This month we are excited to have the friendly folks from Cascadia Wild join us to discuss wildlife tracking and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood! Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to ... read more

Community Town Hall on the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:15pm to 9:30pm

This Town Hall meeting is being organized by volunteers from Oregon House Districts 45(Michael Dembrow) and 46(Alissa Keny-Guyer) but is open to the general public. This event will offer opportunities to get information from organizations & groups whose work addresses climate issues, give... read more

Rally to Support the Malheur Refuge!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

Please join the Bark community as we stand up in support of the many refuge officials, Indigenous people, ranchers, environmental advocates, and community members who have ensured that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge remains one of the most special places in this region. The Refuge provides... read more

January Ecology Club: Searching for Bigfoot
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This month we will be joined by Joe Beelart, author of the newly released Oregon Bigfoot Highway, a collection of stories of Bigfoot sightings in the Clackamas watershed of Mt. Hood National Forest! These accounts span over one hundred years and were reported by persons of diverse professions... read more

January Bark About: Alder Flat
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 8:50am to 5:00pm

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Kid's Night at Bark
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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December Ecology Club: Invasive Species
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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December Bark About
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leader Jim Destaebler for our December Bark-About to the lost roads of Fish Creek. In 1996, devestating floods removed many of the roads and bridges from the this area, and now Fish Creek is home to one of the largest whole watershed restoration projects undertaken in the United States... read more

The Understory: Bark's Book Club
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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Portland Happy Hour: Stand Up to Nestlé!
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Hood River County residents have filed a precedent-setting ballot measure that would stop Nestlé’s plans to export over a hundred million gallons of bottled water a year from the Columbia Gorge for good… but we need your help to make it a reality!

Please join sponsors the Local Water... read more

Kid's Night at Bark
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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November Ecology Club
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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November Bark About
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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The Understory: Bark's Book Club
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:30pm

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Birds to Know: An Intro to Birding
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Have you been curious to start birding, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? In collaboration with Esther Forbyn and her amazing new project “... read more

Bark Hike Leader Training
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Artist Talk: Gary Wiseman
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Portland Pataphysical Society is hosting a panel discussion with artist Gary Wiseman. Gary has been the Tinderbox Artist-in-... read more

Intro to Forest Law & Policy
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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October Bark About: Mushroom hike
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Idle No More Workshop: The Seventh Fire
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Bark Volunteer Orientation Fall 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Ecology Club
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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September Bark About
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Going for a hike is a great way to plan a backpacking trip. Have you been curious about backpacking, but intimidated by all the details? Lola will lead a fun hike and discuss the ins and outs of backpacking. We'll focus on food, water, and waste, as well as what to pack. Our hike will take us... read more

Ecology Club: Bat night!
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Bark will be hosting Ecology Club on Monday, August 17th from 6pm to 9pm (and will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. This month's third Monday is an exception). This month: Bat night! Bats are essential to forest ecosystems for their roles as... read more

August Bark About Hike
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteer hike leaders, herbalist Missy Rohs of Arctos School and naturalist Candace Larson, for a hike to the Polallie Cooper Timber Sale area.  As a part of this... read more

Barker Summer Party!
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

It’s been nearly a year since the fire at the historic Osborne building that forced Bark to move to temporary offices. A few months ago, we started to see this as an opportunity to make some changes that have... read more

Ecology Club: Wolf Night!
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The wolf has long been a symbol of survival in dire circumstances. Hunted almost to extinction in the US, it is only by a concerted effort by conservationists that wolves have begun to regain their rightful place in NW forests. This past December, for the first time since 1947, there was a... read more

July Bark About Hike
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This July we will be visiting the Jazz Timber Sale, near the Collawash River in Mt. Hood National Forest. Bark has been fighting Jazz its inception in 2011. After seeing what “restoration thinning” looked like on the ground, we stuck our necks out and said we could not collaborate with the... read more

Hood River Lecture: The Ecological Importance of Forest Fires
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Forest Fires: Nature’s Phoenix
A presentation with Dr. Dominick DellaSala of the GEOS Institute
 Hood River Public Library (502 State St, Hood River, OR 97031)

This summer is likely to... read more

Lecture: The Ecological Importance of Forest Fires
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Forest Fires: Nature’s Phoenix
Presentation with Dr. Dominick DellaSala of the GEOS Institute and benefit for Bark!
Patagonia, 907 NW Irving St. Portland, OR 97209... read more

No to Nestle! at The Slide Inn
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:30pm

Our friends at the Slide Inn are hosting a fundraising night to support our campaign to stop Nestle’s proposed bottling plant. The Slide Inn serves delicious food from their SE Portland location. They will be donating a percentage of the night’s sales to... read more

Bark Summer Campout!
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

From Friday, June 26th- Monday, June 29th Bark will be in the mysterious forests surrounding the East Fork Hood River, gathering the information that is needed to protect the forest from the effects of the Polallie Cooper... read more

Bark Summer Campout!
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

From Friday, June 26th- Monday, June 29th Bark will be in the mysterious forests surrounding the East Fork Hood River, gathering the information that is needed to protect the forest from the effects of the Polallie Cooper... read more

Bark Summer Campout!
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

From Friday, June 26th- Monday, June 29th Bark will be in the mysterious forests surrounding the East Fork Hood River, gathering the information that is needed to protect the forest from the effects of the Polallie Cooper... read more

Bark Summer Campout!
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

From Friday, June 26th- Monday, June 29th Bark will be in the mysterious forests surrounding the East Fork Hood River, gathering the information that is needed to protect the forest from the effects of the Polallie Cooper... read more

Bark Summer School! Forest Ecology with Dr. Trygve Steen
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dr. Trygve Steen, local forest ecologist, will give a talk about the fascinating, intricate of the web of life in our backyard forests! While this class will be appropriate for beginners, Dr. Steen’s presentation is sure to engage seasoned forest ecologists as well.

Join us to talk about... read more

Open House for the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revision
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

How should 2.5 million acres of Oregon's public lands be managed?  Should we increase logging when the northerns spotted owl is still in decline, or refocus our tax dollars toward restoring our watersheds and protecting habitat? These are questions that the Bureau of Land Management wants to ask... read more

June Bark About Hike to Lemiti Butte
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Join Bark for a hike to one of the most unique, facinating and historic places we could think of in Mt. Hood National Forest: Lemiti Butte.  Once a stop on the historic Oregon Skyline trail, this part of the forest is now... read more

Social Media Workshop
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a workshop on social media strategies for campaign outreach. This workshop will be led by Brad Cohen, a longtime media planner with creative and innovative ideas for effective techniques in social media management. More information to come. If you are interested to attend, RSVP... read more

Rad◦i◦cle: Groundtruthing 301: Forest Ecology Crash Course
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This all day field trip will highlight the unique ecological qualities of Pacific Northwest forests. We will cover major tree species in the Cascades, indicator plant species (the stories the plants are telling us), commonly seen wildlife, forest succession, and the importance of fire, decay and... read more

Discussion: Non-profit leadership models
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Alex P Brown, Bark's Executive Director for nearly 10 years, is taking a one-year leave of absence starting June 1. Bark's Board of Directors welcomes Amy Harwood as Interim Executive Director. Bark board members will share why they see this not as an inconvenience, but an opportunity to retain... read more

Ecology Club: Crash Course in Plant ID
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism?  Bark will be hosting its Ecology Club on Monday, May 11th, 6pm to 9pm and will continue to meet the second... read more

Northwest Forest Plan Revision - Mt. Hood public meeting
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting listening sessions on forest planning in local communities across Oregon and Washington. The Mt. Hood National Forest will join the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to host an open, public listening session so that communities in southern WA and the east side of... read more

May Bark About Hike
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leaders Lola Goldberg and Brenna Bell for a special Mother's Day hike through the Airstrip Timber Sale!  Six years after this project was first proposed, and after two fires (one at Bark, one at Airstrip) Bark is... read more

Nestle Town Hall with Oregon Representative Rob Nosse
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: SEIU Local 49 (3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202)

Many constituents have contacted Rep. Nosse’s office regarding the proposed Nestle Bottled Water Plant in Cascade Locks, expressing a number of concerns about it. Rep. Nosse understands the importance of... read more

Oxbow Bark Field Trip: Meet the spring Nestlé wants to privatize!
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am

Nestlé wants to build their first water bottling facility in Oregon, located in the Columbia Gorge, privatizing millions of gallons of public water each year.... read more

Celebrate Earth Day with Victory Stories!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We recently had a big win stopping a terrible logging proposal. To celebrate and recognize Earth Day, we're teaming up with... read more

Rad◦i◦cle: Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This will be the second part of our Groundtruthing Training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map

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Rad◦i◦cle: Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is

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Bridge Action: Protest the Nestle water grab!
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:00am to 9:00am

The door is opening for Nestlé's proposed bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. This will be the first time the... read more

Bark's Forest Library Open Hours
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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April Bark About Hike
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Rad◦i◦cle: Introduction to Federal Forest Policy
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how the forests of the Cascades became federal land, and about the laws & policies that shape past, current and future land management. With a focus on Mt. Hood National Forest, Brenna Bell, Bark’s staff attorney, will explore the ins and outs of politics and law as it relates to... read more

Rad◦i◦cle: Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Are you interested in becoming more involved in Bark's work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest?  This introductory session is for you!

Bark volunteers are engaged, dedicated, and make a vital contribution to our work to protect the forests of Mt. Hood. Volunteer 'groundtruthers' get... read more

NW Forest Plan public listening session
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area.

“The Forest Service is committed to the original tenets... read more

Wildlife Tracking Workshop at Bark's Forest Library
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism? 

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March Bark About Hike
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteers Audie Fuller and Gradey Proctor for a hike on Mt. Hood's eastern flanks! We'll visit Tamanawas Falls and the recently revived Polallie Cooper Timber Sale — one of a series of large-scale logging... read more

Bark's Forest Library Open Hours
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism?  Bark's forest resource library will be holding open

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February Bark About Hike
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Bark's Forest Resource Library Kickoff!
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism?  Bark's forest resource library will be kicking off the first of its regular open hours on January 12th, 5pm to 9pm and will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. Our library is more than... read more

January Bark About Hike
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for our January Bark About to a low elevation forest in the Still Creek area of Mt. Hood National Forest.  The

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December Bark About Hike
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for a hike through the geologically unique winter wonderland which is Old Maid Flat! There have been some amazing things going on in this part of the forest recently, from the cancellation of the Horseshoe Timber Sale to... read more

November Bark About Hike
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteer Audie Fuller for a hike on Mt. Hood's eastern flanks! We'll visit the recently revived Polallie Cooper timber sale — one of a series of large-scale logging proposals currently planned for Mt. Hood. This area is home to 12 species of coniferous trees, and on this hike we will... read more

Forest Service Open House: Zigzag Ranger District
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For months now, we’ve been talking about Mt. Hood National Forest’s

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Forest Service Open House: Clackamas River District
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For months now, we’ve been talking about Mt. Hood National Forest’s upcoming Travel Analysis Process (TAP). ... read more

TAP Open House: Zigzag District
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:24pm

There are too many roads on Mt. Hood! Join Bark at the Forest Service's TAP Open House in the Zigzag District to demand clean water and peaceful recreation on Mt. Hood. Not sure what TAP is?... read more

Tour of Forest Service Roads - the Good & Bad
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Forest roads – we use them to access our favorite trails, campgrounds, and mushrooming spots but we may not consider their environmental impacts and what it takes to have roads in our National Forest. Join Bark for a tour of roads in the Zigzag / Upper Sandy River area to discuss the good and... read more

October Bark-About Mushroom Hike
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

October is Bark's annual mushroom hike with Mark DesMarets, who will teach us about the role fungus plays in our forests. Expect to walk up to two miles off trail on this month's hike. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. And if you'd like to bring home some edible mushrooms bring a... read more

Bark Hike Leader Training: in the Forest
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

**This training has been postponed. If you are interested in being a hike leader for Bark, please contact michael@bark-out.org. Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public... read more

White River Campout
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

Come camp out with Bark in White River, Friday Sept. 26th through Sunday, Sept. 28th! For three days, we’ll be in the amazing forests on Mount Hood’s eastern flanks, gathering the information needed to shift the misguided priorities driving the Forest Service’s current... read more

Special Conifer ID Hike
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteer Gradey Proctor for a day on the mountain, learning the dominant conifers of the Pacific Northwest. We will spend our time in the Polallie Cooper timber sale in Mt Hood National Forest. This timber sale is at middle elevations, and right between the wetter westside forests and... read more

Bark 15th Birthday Hike Series: Restoring the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Learn how Bark's unthinkable (at least to some) opposition to a road decommissioning project adjacent to the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness led to an even larger restoration victory and major recreation victory for Mt. Hood National Forest.... read more

September Bark About Hike
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leader Matt Mavko for a hike on the hot topic of forest fires!  For so long fire has been something we've feared, and we've attempted to keep it away from our forests at all costs. But now, we're starting to find out how important fires are to maintaining healthy and

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Forest Campaign Organizer Workshop
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Did you know that recreation on public lands provides over $1 billion in annual federal tax revenue, and that last year the timber program cost the agency $422 million in lost expenses?

And did you have any idea that federal funds to reduce environmental impacts from roads have fallen 90... read more

Forest Campaign Organizer Workshop
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

**This event has been rescheduled for September 11th. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition following last week's fire in our office building.

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August Bark About Hike
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteer Lola Goldberg for a hike on Mt. Hood's eastern flanks! We'll visit the recently revived Polallie Cooper timber sale — one of a series of large-scale logging proposals currently planned for Mt. Hood. See firsthand why cutting down our recovering forests harms watershed health... read more

Nature's Camping Spices
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join herbalist Missy Rohs as we discuss northwest Oregon’s native plants — specifically, the plants that make a tasty campground tea or a delicious addition to your fireside dinner.  We’ll touch on botanical identification and safety as we focus on the amazing spices found outside of your... read more

July Bark-About
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark volunteer Jim DeStaebler as we hike through Mount Hood National Forest seeking the elusive birds of forested habitat. Jim has spent years doing bird surveys throughout Oregon and we are lucky to have his expertise for our July Hike. We will be looking for our feathered friends by sight... read more

Seeing With Our Hands: Observational Drawing for Ecologists
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We will heighten our powers of perception through a series of drawing exercises, creating new neural pathways and deepening our relationships with the non-human world. Come prepared to walk through an urban riparian (wet, streamside) forest.  Bring paper to draw on and a variety of drawing... read more

Forest Ecology with Dr. Trygve Steen
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn from a local northwest forest expert about the amazing intricacies of the web of life in our Pacific Northwest old-growth forests. Fascinating features of soil as well as the relationship of these forests to climate change will also be presented. This class will be appropriate for... read more

Tours of Forest Service Roads - the Good & Bad
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Forest roads – we use them to access our favorite trails, campgrounds, and mushrooming spots but we may not consider their environmental impacts and what it takes to have roads in our National Forest. Join Bark for a tour of roads in the Zigzag / Upper Sandy River or Clackamas River area to... read more

Tours of Forest Service Roads - the Good & Bad
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Forest roads – we use them to access our favorite trails, campgrounds, and mushrooming spots, but we may not consider their environmental impacts and what it takes to have roads in our National Forest. Join Bark for a tour of roads in the Zigzag / Upper Sandy River or Clackamas River area to... read more

Letter Writing Party to Stop the Jazz Timber Sale
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Learn more about the Jazz Timber Sale while you participate in a letter writing campaign to stop Jazz and raise awareness about the impacts of building roads through the forest and logging under the guise of restoration. This is a great opportunity to learn more while helping out as well as... read more

June Bark-About Hike
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:01pm

June's Bark About hike coincides with our 10 day Collawash Campout! If you are interested in the campout but can't make it for much time, this hike will be a good way to get in on the fun. Hike leader Audie Fuller will help us... read more

Collawash Campout
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start the summer in the forest this year at Bark's Collawash River campout! This will be a ten day event open to all participants who wish to join, any time between May 30th and June 8th.  Learn about what's next in the campaign to end the destructive projects in Mt. Hood

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Collawash Campout
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start the summer in the forest this year at Bark's Collawash River campout! This will be a ten day event open to all participants who wish to join, any time between May 30th and June 8th.  Learn about what's next in the campaign to end the destructive projects in Mt. Hood

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Collawash Campout
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start the summer in the forest this year at Bark's Collawash River campout! This will be a ten day event open to all participants who wish to join, any time between May 30th and June 8th.  Learn about what's next in the campaign to end the destructive projects in Mt. Hood

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Collawash River Campout
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start the summer in the forest this year at Bark's Collawash River campout! This will be a ten day event open to all participants who wish to join, any time between May 30th and June 8th.  Learn about what's next in the campaign to end the destructive projects in Mt. Hood National Forest which... read more

Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bark volunteers are engaged, dedicated, and make a vital contribution to our work to protect the forests of Mt. Hood. Volunteer 'groundtruthers' get boots on the ground to survey thousands of acres of proposed logging projects, write public comments, and attend field trips with the Forest... read more

Crash Course in Botany
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

In this interactive presentation join Bark volunteer Gradey Proctor as we explore the terms and tools one needs to properly ID plants in the forest. We will talk about the parts of the flower, leaf structure and arrangements, how to use plant books, and introduce some of the main plant families... read more

May Bark-About Hike
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our April Bark-About we will be joining long time Barkers Lola Goldberg and Brenna Bell for a family friendly hike. Witness the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem, learn about the many threats it faces, and invite the whole family!

Carpools will meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE... read more

Rally for the Collawash River
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Forest Service wants to re-construct 11 miles of already decommissioned roads in the recovering Collawash River watershed and log 2,000... read more

“The Shape of Jazz to Come” Happy Hour!
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Bark brings the most awesome people together! We've been protecting Mt. Hood National Forest for years, and that means bringing together the people who care to make it happen. Whether you've volunteered, donated, written comments to the Forest Service, or just love these beautiful wild places,... read more

A working field trip to the Jazz Timber Sale
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit Unit 18 of the Jazz Timber Sale to see on the ground what is at stake with this 2,000-acre logging project, and to explore why logging is NOT restoration. We will walk the site of a 40-year-old road that has since recovered... read more

BMP Training: Post Logging Monitoring
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This training is now full. Please check out our other upcoming events for chances to get out into the forest with us!.

BMP² is Bark's Monitoring Program for Best Management Practices that encompasses our post-logging groundtruthing... read more

April Bark-About Hike
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our April Bark-About, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing key nesting materials for birds.  Are lichens organisms or ecosystems? Are they fungal greenhouses or algal farmsteads?  Find out for yourself this... read more

Jazz Timber Sale- a legal and ecological analysis
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join Bark NEPA Coordinator and Staff Attorney, Brenna Bell, to learn about the imminent ruling on Bark's legal challenge to the Jazz Timber Sale. Judge Marco A. Hernandez, of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, is expected to rule on the case this week, and his ruling may change the face... read more

Why dead trees matter: Lecture with George Wuerthner
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

Insects, forest fire, ice storms: forest management agencies throw ample resources into fighting these natural processes in order to keep trees alive. But what if dead... read more

Crash Course in Forest Ecology
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

***Sorry! This training is now full. Please check out Why Dead Trees Matter to get your forest ecology fix, and check out

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March Bark-About Hike
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please note- daylight savings time begins Sunday morning. Be sure to set your clocks ahead to make it on time for the 9am carpool. Join us for the March Bark-About to visit the Grove Timber Sale. On this hike we will be exploring low-elevation forests to see the component pieces... read more

Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This will be the second part of our Groundtruth Training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the problems

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive

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Febuary Bark-About Hike
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

**THIS HIKE WILL MEET TOMORROW AT THE SCHEDULED TIME. WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE BEING ABLE TO DRIVE TO THE MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, BUT INSTEAD WILL EXPLORE SOME OF THE TRACKING OPPORTUNITIES THE PORTLAND AREA HAS TO PROVIDE.  THE SNOW IN TOWN PROVIDES US THIS RARE CHANCE! ... read more

January Bark-About Hike
Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leader and board member Amy Harwood to learn about one of Bark's biggest campaign efforts in recent years: stopping the Jazz Timber Sale.

The Jazz Timber Sale would log 2,000 acres of forest, throughout 30 square... read more

Comics for Change- featuring Alex P Brown of Bark
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Official Release Party
Know Your City presents
Comics for Change
Darcelle XV Showplace
208 NW Third Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209
 
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December Bark-About Hike
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join hike leader Audie Fuller for our December Bark-About to the lost roads of Fish Creek. In 1996, devestating floods removed many of the roads and bridges from the this area, and now Fish Creek is home to one of the largest whole watershed restoration projects undertaken in the United States.... read more

Advanced Comment Writing
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This training will explore using NEPA to enforce the ESA, CWA and Mt. Hood LRMP.  If you understand that sentence (or really want to) this training is for you!  We’ll delve deep into the wonderful and wonky world of environmental law and how to use the public comment process to make bad projects... read more

November Bark-About Hike
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Have you heard about 'O&C' lands? Lately the media, environmentalists, recreationists, the timber industry and our elected officials can't seem to talk enough about the issue surrounding management of O&C forest land. But what are O

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Emergency Rally to Stop Mt. Hood Logging
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wear brown and show up at the Forest Service Regional Office in downtown Portland, 1220 SW 3rd (the Federal Building), from 2pm-3pm.

Yesterday the Forest Service granted special permission to international logging... read more

Forest Campaign Toolbox
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What sort of tools do we use to organize and win in our work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest? Sometimes it's necessary to use a variety of tools, including legal, political, and community organizing to stop destructive projects or advocate for what you want to see on public lands. This... read more

October Bark-About Mushroom Hike
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 9:00am

**UPDATE - REGISTRATION FOR THIS HIKE IS NOW CLOSED. Bark offers free hikes every second Sunday of each month. Hope to see you in the forest next month!

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Rally to protect O&C lands: forest, fish, water, and wildlife
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tuesday, October 1st, 12:30-1:30pm
Meet at Holladay Park, (NE 11th and Multnomah, by the Lloyd Center Max stop)

We will gather at 12:30 in the park and hear from a variety of speakers who treasure public O&C lands for their forests, water, fish and wildlife.... read more

Forest Policy Crash Course
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Who owns our public lands?  Who manages them?  How can we influence the management if we, the public, don’t like it?  How did it get to be this way?  This training, facilitated by Bark's staff attorney, Brenna Bell, will answer all these questions, and more, as we learn about how and why the... read more

Modified Style Portland Fashion Show
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

Not your typical fashion show — Modified Style Portland is a fashion show fundraiser. This year's show will benefit Bark. Click here to purchase tickets or visit... read more

Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This will be the second part of our Groundtruth Training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the problems associated with... read more

Groundtruth Training 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects.

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September Bark-About Hike
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 9:00am

For our September hike Bark volunteers  Michael Krochta and Kim Hack will be taking folks up to the Zig Zag area to talk fish. There has been some amazing restoration work going on in the Zig Zag district, from Bark's work getting the 

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August Bark-About Hike to Polallie Cooper
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Join herbalist Missy Rohs and naturalist Candace Larson for a hike on Mt. Hood's eastern flanks. We'll visit the recently revived Polallie Cooper timber sale--one of a series of large-scale logging proposals currently... read more

Forest Ecology 101 Lecture
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come experience an in depth presentation about our remarkable forest environments in the Pacific Northwest and the biological diversity they support.  Learn why the... read more

My Hood is Your Hood
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of original dance performance, spoken word, and drumming by local dancers and artists paying homage to the forests of Mt. Hood... read more

Tour de Clack
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 9:00am

The Clackamas River Basin Council (CRBC) is organining its second annual Tour de Clack, a free bicycle ride to explore restoration work in the Clackamas River... read more

No Nestlé! Pedalpalooza Bike Ride
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Day of Action February 8th, 2013Join us for an energizing 20 mile round-trip bike ride to the Sandy River at Lewis & Clark State Park.  Learn about... read more

June Bark-About Hike
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

We are often told that insects, fire, disease and other causes of tree mortality are something to be stopped. But could it be that disease and... read more

May Bark-About Hike
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for our monthly hike to explore the forests of Mt Hood National Forests with our stellar volunteer Lola Goldberg. We will be checking out some projects both before and after so that we can see the true ecological effects of "restoration logging."

Carpools will meet at the... read more

Crash Course in Forest Ecology
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:30pm

Join us at the Bark office for this evening presentation highlighting the unique ecological qualities of the Pacific Northwest. This slideshow will highlight major tree species in the Cascades, indicator species (what stories the plants are telling us), succession, and the importance of disease... read more

Bark at Good Neighbor Pizzeria
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Good Neighbor Pizzeria is hosting a benefit for Bark.

Local ingredients, passion, and a whole lot of hard work are what make Good Neighbor Pizzeria worth a try. Come to think of it, that's why Bark is worth supporting too!

Thanks to Good Neighbor you can do both April 25th:
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Bark at SE Farmers' Market
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

People's famous year-round Farmers' Market will be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 24th, and Bark will be there to update you on all things Mt. Hood.

Find us at our table!

People’s Farmers' Market
3029 SE 21st Ave.... read more

5% day at People's Food Co-op
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

People’s Food Co-op is supporting Bark on April 21st by donating 5% of proceeds from sales. If you have always wanted to see what People's has to offer, or if you are a long-time shopper and are waiting for the right day to stock up, please make it April 21st! And don't forget, People's is open... read more

Minden, Genders, Sama Dams at Kelly's Olympian
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:30pm

Banana Stand Media presents a benefit concert for Bark at Kelly’s Olympian.
Minden, Genders, and Sama Dams play Kelly’s Olympian
Saturday, April 20th, 8:30pm
426 SW Washington St.
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April Family-Friendly Bark About Hike
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

For our April Bark-About we will be joining long time Barkers Martin, Carolyn, and Ursula Evans for this family friendly hike. We are still watching the weather and what the Forest Service is planning and will let you know as soon as we know where we are heading.

Carpools will meet at the... read more

Groundtruth Training 201: Fun in the Forest
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects.

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Groundtruth Training 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects.

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March Bark-About Roads Hike
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:00am

Join one of the best advocates for the closures of roads in Mt Hood, Lori Ann Burd, to see the impacts and effects of the road network in Mt Hood. Lori Ann will discuss Bark's work to get unneeded roads in Mt Hood closed and ecologically restored, and show us examples of some of the good work... read more

Volunteer Orientation and Open House
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bark volunteers lead hikes, groundtruth, organize events, write comments, and so much more. If you've been interested in getting plugged into our work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest than don't miss this Volunteer Orientation. Gradey Proctor, Bark's Forest Watch Coordinator, and Meredith... read more

test event training
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:21am

this is a test body of an event... read more

February Bark-About Hike
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 9:00am

Join us this February for a hike with volunteer Jos Vaught. We will continue to watch the snow levels and let you know where we are headed as we approach the date. But I know that Jos will bring his wilderness skills with him to show us signs for critters and a few wild edibles too.

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January Bark-About Hike
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 9:00am

This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal... read more

December Bark-About Hike
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:00am

Over the past three years, Bark’s advocacy on the Airstrip Timber Sale has forced the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reduce the logging proposal from 325 to 207 acres, and eliminate 45 acres of proposed clearcuts. We have continued to work hard to protect the remaining old growth features in... read more

Groundtruth Training
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 9:00am

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what public land managers say they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects.... read more

October Bark-About
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 9:00am

October is Bark's annual hike with Mushroom Mark to learn about the role fungus plays in our forests. You should expect to walk up to three miles off trail on this month's hike. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. And if you'd like to bring home some edible mushrooms bring a knife,... read more

September Bark-About
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 9:00am

Join Bark volunteer Matt Mavko as he takes us into the 6000 acre Dollar Lake fire. This fire burnt in 2011, just south of Mt Hood itself. On this hike, Matt will discuss fire ecology and how the Forest Service manages for fire.

You should expect to walk up to three miles on this month's... read more

We Agree: A Crisis in Common
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Curious about the connection between proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development in Oregon, the Palomar Pipeline, and environmental injustice across the globe? Join us for a discussion with organizers and artists working on the campaign to stop LNG development in Oregon and have your... read more

Special Bark Hike to Nestle Water Bottling Sites
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 12:00pm

Join Lori Ann, Bark's Restore Mt. Hood Campaign Manager and Staff Attorney, on a trip to Cascade Locks to see the site of Nestle's proposed bottled water facility on the banks of the Columbia River. After that we will visit the spring that Nestle hopes to bottle and we will discuss the social... read more