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Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the ground. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects, and is a great introduction to the work we will be doing in the forest during our spring/summer 2017 field season.
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, March 30th 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, April 1st. Learn more about part two, Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest.
Space is limited - please RSVP with Michael or at (503) 331-0374 if you're interested, and for location details.
This event is part of Bark's Rad◦i◦cle Training Program, Bark’s free training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Check here to learn more about Rad◦i◦cle.