Join us for a few days of groundtruthing! Bark’s network of volunteer groundtruthers help us monitor logging projects in Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. Groundtruthers explore and document an area proposed for a timber sale (or other project type) by the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management. The information that is collected enables Bark and the public to assess how accurately the agency’s project documents describe the forest and the impacts. By providing more transparent and accessible information, groundtruthers support the public to understand and engage in decisions about public lands management. Bark’s groundtruthers can and have found discrepancies in agency information and located rare or threatened plants and animal species leading to the cancellation of some or all of the proposed logging.
You can join us for the entire campout or for part of it!
This is an in-person event and will follow Bark’s COVID-19 fieldwork safety protocol. Please review the protocol before signing up.
Prerequisites: Attended groundtruthing 101 and 201. If you haven’t attended a training, please watch our recorded trainings before attending the field day.
Questions? Read more information about Bark’s campouts and what to expect on a field day or email Misha, Bark’s Forest Watch Coordinator.