UPCOMING EVENTS

A group of people squatting in the forest around a large map, pointing intently POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone the April 2nd/April 5th groundtruthing trainings to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups,... read more

groundtruther in red outdoor jacket holding a measuring tape against a large tree trunk in the forest POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone the April 2nd/April 5th groundtruthing trainings to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups... read more

close up of a pile of husked chestnuts next to whole ones with text that reads ecology club second wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30 POSTPONED: April Ecology Club: 1 Million Chestnuts
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone this event to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups. Please stay tuned!
 
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view of mt hood on a clear day, surrounded by deep green conifer trees, bright blue sky and one cloud overhead Spring Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Are you interested in getting involved with Bark? Come to this open house and see what our work is all about. Get plugged into 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... read more

image of mixed, almost old growth conifers from the trunks up to the gray sky April Bark About Hike: Climate Change and the Zigzag Timber Sale
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark and 350PDX this month for a hike focused on carbon storage and climate change adaptation in Mt. Hood National Forest! Bark is excited to partner with 350PDX’s new Forest Defense Team to explore the proposed ... 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, April 22, 2020 - 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

close up of mint green lichen against red bark with text that reads ecology club the second Wednesday of every month 6:30 to 8:30 May Ecology Club: Lichen Night!
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 6:00pm 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

close up texture of mint green lichen on red tree bark May Bark About: Lichen Hike
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us to 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 month with Bark's lichen... 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, May 27, 2020 - 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

June Bark About: Botany & Fire
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public... read more

June Ecology Club: Ins & Outs of Backpacking
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 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 to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months, Ecology Club, will feature presenters
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