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Bark's mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

Bark

Bark's mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

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Bark field survey

Bark volunteers learn how to monitor the forest.
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Bark volunteer in a former logging road.

Does this look like a road? The Forest Service says it is, and wants to reconstruct many more miles like this to log a fragile section of the forest. Bark trains volunteers to survey these "roads" and document their findings.
Bark volunteer in a former logging road.
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Seeing with Our Hands

Observational drawing for ecologists!
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September Bark About Hike

On the second Sunday of every month since Bark was founded 15 years ago, we have led free hikes into Mt. Hood National Forest. Join us this month for the hot topic of forest fires, with volunteer hike leader Matt Mavko.
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
Contact: Michael Krochta
Phone: 503-331-0374
Email: michael@bark-out.org
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.

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February Bark About Hike

Learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests! Bark offers free monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands which are led by passionate, knowledgeable volunteers. This month Bark teams up with Cascadia Wild to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest.
Where:Carpools will meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland; the hike is in Mt. Hood National Forest
When: Feb 08, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Contact: Michael Krochta
Phone: 503-331-0374
Email: michael@bark-out.org
On the web: http://www.bark-out.org/event/february-bark-about-hike-0
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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. We make a great team! Bark protects Mt. Hood National Forest, and Cascadia Wild teaches people about the natural world and inspiring personal connection to nature. Check out www.cascadiawild.org to learn more about their work.

Please be prepared to hike off trail.  Bring lunch, water, and whatever else you need to feel comfortable. We are anticipating being in the snow for this hike, so PLEASE don't forget extra layers of wool clothes, socks and warm boots. To protect off-trail resources, we ask that you leave your dog at home.

Carpools will meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver. If you would like to try to arrange a meet up closer to the forest, please contact the Bark office the week before the hike.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.

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Bark’s Forest Resource Library

Bark’s Forest Resource Library is open!
Where:Bark's new temporary office: 537 SE Ash St, #206, Portland, OR 97214
When: Feb 09, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Contact: Michael Krochta
Phone: 503-331-0374
Email: michael@bark-out.org
On the web: http://www.bark-out.org/event/barks-forest-library-open-hours
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DSC_00032.JPGWant to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism?  Bark's forest resource library will be holding open hours on Monday, February 9th, 5pm to 9pm and will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by Bark volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

WHERE: 537 SE Ash, upstairs # 206, Portland.

WHAT TO BRING: Any forest related resources, artwork, ideas, food or other things you'd like to share!

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