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|Where:||Bark's new temporary office: 537 SE Ash St, #206, Portland, OR 97214|
|When:||Sep 11, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM|
|On the web:||http://www.bark-out.org/event/forest-campaign-organizer-workshop-0|
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Did you know that recreation on public lands provides over $1 billion in annual federal tax revenue, but that last year the timber program cost the Forest Service $422 million in lost expenses?
And did you have any idea that federal funds to reduce environmental impacts from roads have fallen 90% on the Mount Hood National Forest in recent years? The Forest Service knows this, yet they continue to build roads to access timber.
This is why Bark needs your help to shift the management focus of Mount Hood National Forest from logging to improving watershed health, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
Next Thursday, September 11th come learn about Bark’s latest organizing campaign, and find out how YOU can help build momentum needed to shift these priorities!
What you will learn:
- The glaring issues that Mount Hood National Forest currently faces, and the creative solutions that could benefit our backyard forest
- How to do effective person-to-person organizing: who to talk to within your pre-existing networks, and how you can help create new contacts
What you will leave with:
- A sign-on letter to distribute within your social or professional networks
- Bark’s new campaign organizing toolkit, which includes everything you’ll need to talk to your friends, family and other networks about protecting Mount Hood National Forest
|Where:||Meet at Trader Joe’s across from the Hollywood Transit Center, 4121 NE Halsey St. Portland. Hike takes place in Mt. Hood National Forest.|
|When:||Sep 14, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|On the web:||http://www.bark-out.org/event/september-bark-about-hike-0|
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Join hike leader Matt Mavko for a hike on the hot topic of forest fires! For so long fire has been something we've feared, and we've attempted to keep it away from our forests at all costs. But now, we're starting to find out how important fires are to maintaining healthy and diverse forest ecosystems. Matt will be discussing fire ecology, and how the Forest Service manages for fire. Don't miss this hike!
Meet at Trader Joe’s across from the Hollywood Transit Center, 4121 NE Halsey St. Portland. Carpools leave at 9am. Come prepared for a full day hike with water, lunch, appropriate clothing (keeping in mind it may be cooler on the mountain) and hiking boots or sturdy sneakers. To protect off trail resources, please no dogs on this hike.