UPCOMING EVENTS

A masked Bark volunteer, clad in an orange vest, is writing a clipboard documenting information. The sun peaks through the canopy, scattering dappled light across the greens and browns of the forest. Rad◦i◦cle : Groundtruthing 101
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bark’s network of volunteer groundtruthers help us monitor every logging project and destructive action in Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. The information gained from groundtruthing allows Bark to provide the public with all the information needed to understand, and engage... read more

Photo of a group of physically-distanced Bark volunteers in a n off-season wetland. The grass is brown against the silhouette of the pine tree mountains in the background Rad◦i◦cle : Groundtruthing 201
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Bark’s network of volunteer groundtruthers help us monitor every logging project and destructive action in Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. The information gained from groundtruthing allows Bark to provide the public with all the information needed to understand, and engage... read more

Rad◦i◦cle: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 2)
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This new 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, including forced removal of people, termination of native title, nullifying treaty agreements and... 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, April 28, 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

Photo of an industrial backhoe traveling along a new unpaved road moving logs from where they used to stand as trees Rad◦i◦cle: Intro to Timber Sale Comment-Writing
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 process of commenting on projects planned on public land so we can more effectively change these projects for... read more

Photo shows a forest full of trees and ferns May Bark About: A Mother's Day Outing
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... 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

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