Free Event

March Bark About: Lichen Hike!

*Please note that this hike overlaps with daylight savings! Don't forget to spring forward one hour!*
For our March Bark-About, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens!

February Bark About: Wildlife tracking

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 connection to nature, while Bark is dedicated to protecting Mt. Hood National Forest.

The Understory: Bark's Book Club

Understory is a new, volunteer led, reading group / book club hosted at the new Bark office. We will explore memoir, biography, auto-biography, fiction, drama, and poetry that addresses identity, spirituality, and experience of connecting to special places, and how this can inform and inspire us in our work to protect them.

December Ecology Club: Invasive Species

Following the publication of The New Wild: Why Invasive Species will be Nature's Salvation by Fred Pierce we will have a discussion based on some new ideas about invasive organisms. Join us for a roundtable discussion on invasive ecology, discussing big picture ideas as well as specific weeds in our area – either to defend or malign.

December Bark About

Join hike leader Jim Destaebler for our December Bark-About to the lost roads of Fish Creek - home to one of the largest whole watershed restoration projects undertaken in the United States. As part of this hike, we will have the chance to rewild an old roadbed with willows! Bring rain gear, work gloves, and loppers if you have them!

November Bark About

For our November Bark Hike, join Kyla and Gradey for a tour of the Polallie Cooper Timber Sale proposal. We will explore some tools for learning the conifers of the region as well as the potential impacts to these trees via logging, fire, road building and more.

Watchdogs Dig the Dirt

Barkers!

Do you ever think about how much worse things could be without the watchdogs?

This past week, another dozen forest watchdogs were trained to be the accountability our government depends on. It may be thankless work. Yet, it’s undeniable that all great social change movements in our nation included a few of those tireless souls who will slog through thousands of pages of documents, make a hundred phone calls asking for more documents, and groundtruth every step of a proposal a dozen times.

The Understory: Bark's Book Club

This volunteer led reading group will explore memoir, biography, auto-biography, fiction, drama, and poetry that addresses identity, spirituality, and experience of connecting to special places.
The first reading selection for the group will be a memoir by Ernestine Hayes called Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir, winner of the American Book Award in 2007.

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