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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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Forest Campaign Organizer Workshop

Join a dynamic group of Bark volunteers! Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle program offers a series of free workshops to help you gain grassroots skills. Come to our Forest Campaign Organizer Workshop to learn how you can help build momentum to shift priorities in Mt. Hood National Forest to protect clean drinking water, quiet recreation, and wildlife habitat.
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
Contact: Brenna Bell
Phone: 503-331-0374
Email: brenna@bark-out.org
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 $422audie.jpg 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

This event will be held from 6pm-8pm at Bark's new temporary office: 537 SE Ash St, #206, Portland, OR 97214.  Please contact Brenna Bell at brenna@bark-out.org for details and to RSVP.

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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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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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