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Monday
Jul
11
2016
with
Bark
Monday, July 11, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Bark Office
At Bark's July Ecology Club event, we will be delving into the wonderful world of the pollinators! Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! Animals that assist plants in their reproduction as pollinators include species of ants, bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, flies, moths, wasps, as well as other unusual animals. Come learn about what types of habitats and plant species these important creatures need to continue to function within their critical roles! And learn how to get involved with Bark's upcoming work to restore pollinator habitat on Mt. Hood! At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by 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! Call us at 503-331-0374 or email michael@bark-out.org Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym). When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Monday.
Saturday
Oct
3
2015
with
Bark
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9am-5pm
9am-5pm
Venue:
@
TBD
This will be the second part of our October Groundtruthing training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the problems associated with proposed logging. We will also discuss how to document what we see in the forest to create a compelling case to advocate for the area. Prepare to delve into the proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology. We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know that area of forest well enough to show it to others. This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of in-the-forest work with Bark, and requires no previous experience. We will be in the forest all day, so please bring rain gear, lunch, and good boots. Space is limited to 10 people, so please RSVP with Michael at (503) 331-0374 if you are interested. And if you are able please also attend Groundtruthing 101 on Thursday, October 1st. This is a primer to what we'll do on Saturday.
Thursday
Oct
1
2015
with
Bark
Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Bark Office
Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the Fun with Mapsground. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects. To do this work, we must have an understanding of a proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology. We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know the area of forest well enough to show it to others. This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of in-the-forest work with Bark, and requires no previous experience. This groundtruthing training will be two parts. On Thursday, October 1st we will meet in the Bark office from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to prep for our day in the forest. We will learn how to research timber sales with Bark's resources and learn how to read timber sale maps in preparation for our day in the forest on Saturday, October 3rd. Learn more about part two, Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest. Space is limited - please RSVP with michael@bark-out.org or at (503) 331-0374 if you're interested.
Sunday
Sep
27
2015
with
Bark
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Venue:
@
Bark Office
Idle No More activist Sweetwater Nannauk is in Portland this coming weekend for a speaking engagement and offered to host a conversation and workshop on allyship with indigenous activists. We could not turn down the opportunity to share this important opportunity! The event is free and open to the public. This workshop incorporates traditional Native American teachings that are even more relevant and needed today. We will learn about Native perspectives, beliefs, and offer some suggestions on how to be a good ally and form partnerships with the traditional stewards of this land. We are at a pivotal point in our history that has been prophesied by many indigenous people - that we must work together to ensure a better world for us and the next Seven Generations.
Thursday
Sep
24
2015
with
Bark
Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Bark Office
Do you enjoy exploring the forests, rivers, summits, fire scars, meadows, trails, boulders, lakes, slopes, and vistas of Mt. Hood National Forest? You do? That's great! Barker's know that a crucial part of experiencing Mt. Hood is taking action to protect these special places. Bark volunteers have been working to restore and protect Mt. Hood for over a decade. Come find out how you can help defend the forest! This introductory session is for you! Bark volunteers are concerned about the health of the forest, dedicated to developing their skills as forest defenders, and make a vital contribution to our work to protect the forests of Mt. Hood. If you are interested in getting involved with Bark, please attend this orientation to see what our work is about, and to see if volunteering with Bark is for you! When: 6-8pm Location: 351 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97232 Orientation includes a brief history of Bark and Mt. Hood National Forest, discussion on the many volunteer opportunities and trainings that Bark provides through its Rad◦i◦cle Program, and staff on hand to help you find your niche in the organization. For more information, please contact Bark at 503-331-0374 or email courtney@bark-out.org
Monday
Apr
13
2015
with
Bark
Monday, April 13, 2015 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism? Bark's forest resource library will be holding open hours on Monday, April 13th, 5pm to 9pm and will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. Feel free to swing by any time between 5pm & 9pm. 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!
Monday
Mar
9
2015
with
Bark
Monday, March 9, 2015 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism? Bark's forest resource library will be holding open hours on Monday, March 9th, 5pm to 9pm and will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. Feel free to swing by any time between 5pm & 9pm. This month we are excited to have the friendly folks from Cascadia Wild join us to discuss tracking and the awesome work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood. Please join us at 6 pm for the start of their presentation. And of course feel free to come by early or stay a bit later for a tour of the Bark Library too. 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!
Monday
Feb
9
2015
with
Bark
Monday, February 9, 2015 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Want to learn more about forest issues, ecology and activism? Bark's forest library will be holding open hours 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!