UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo shows a forest full of trees and ferns May Bark About: A Mother's Day Outing (in person)
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Happy Mothers' Day!  All are welcome to join us on a gentle excursion to the forest for nurturing and nourishing ourselves and each other, and learning about how the forest nurtures and nourishes.  This outing will be in the Lolo Pass area, approximately 90 minutes drive from Portland. There... read more

Photo shows lichen growing on a stick with a mossy, tree-filled forest in the background May Ecology Club: Lichen Night
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For our May Ecology Club, 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

Color photo of Kyla, a white woman, wearing a hat, face mask, and waders in a wetland habitat survey. Rad◦i◦cle: Beaver Habitat Survey Training
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This summer, Bark will conduct wetland habitat surveys in Mt. Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing their resiliency to climate change. Part of this project is identifying high-quality beaver habitat with the goal of restoring the population of... read more

Handmade illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora + fauna around the words "Free MT. HOOD" against a silhouette of pine trees Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Mt. Hood National Forest is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest treasures. It’s known for its scenic beauty, bountiful wildlife, and sparkling lakes and rivers. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Mt. Hood National Forest is managed by the US Forest Service. Unfortunately, the Forest... read more

Map of National Forest areas across the United States with two banners that read "National Forests on Stolen Lands" above and below.m Rad◦i◦cle: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 3)
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This series of workshops within Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program will focus on the history and impact of how the U.S. federal government turned Indigenous land into national forests, through the forced removal of native people, legal inventions that terminated native title, nullified... read more

Color photo of Clackamas Lake flooded by beaver, on a clear day. A wet, marsh foregrounds the frame with conifers in the distance. Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping 101
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Last year, Bark began wetland mapping surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any... read more

Color photo of beaver lodge at Ripplebrook pond. Water-loving plants are flooded with standing water, surrounded by conifers. Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping 201
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Last year, Bark began wetland mapping surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any... read more

Photo shows an insect on cream-colored flowers with green leaves in the background June Bark About: The Benefits and Beauty of Blooms (in person)
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Join Madelyn Morris, owner of Mickelberry Gardens and Dr. Lupin DeMuth, ND as we celebrate the benefits and beauty of our flowering plants. This trail will journey through one of the most healthy and biodiverse forests in our region and is the perfect setting to experience nature's impressive... read more

Handmade illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora + fauna around the words "Free MT. HOOD" against a silhouette of pine trees Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Mt. Hood National Forest is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest treasures. It’s known for its scenic beauty, bountiful wildlife, and sparkling lakes and rivers. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Mt. Hood National Forest is managed by the US Forest Service. Unfortunately, the Forest... read more

Color photo of two hike leaders waving back at the photographer from a trail in Gnarl Ridge.Burned trees stand out against the blue sky with wildflowers along either side of the pathway. Rad◦i◦cle: Hike Leader Training
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 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 in the forest. You will receive a primer in navigation, emergency... read more

Photo shows a sun setting over Timothy Lake with tree boughs in the foreground July Bark-About: Long Distance Hiking 101 (in person)
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us on an in-person outing to explore Timothy Lake and Little Crater Lake along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)! ... read more