Free Event

February Ecology Club: Wildlife tracking

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!

January Ecology Club: Searching for Bigfoot

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!

April Bark About Hike

Join hike leaders Kyla Zaret and Brady Hall to visit the site of the 36 Pit Fire along the Clackamas River near Estacada to learn about the role that fire plays on our public lands and why we must learn to live with it if we want our forests to be healthy and resilient in the face of climate change.

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!