August Ecology Club: Intro to Forest Ecology

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Trygve Steen, local forest ecologist, will give a talk about the fascinating, intricate of the web of life in our backyard forests! While this class will be appropriate for beginners, Dr. Steen’s presentation is sure to engage seasoned forest ecologists as well.

Join us to talk about what makes a Pacific Northwest forest unique: fire, climate, and the mesmerizing stages of forest succession in a Westside forest. Dr. Steen is also renowned photographer of forest ecosystems, and this presentation features his distinctive images of plants, animals and all manner of life in the forest. Dr. Steen has taught forest ecology for decades, including field classes at the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center and Portland State University.

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

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Monday.