January Ecology Club: Life in the Canopy with Red Tree Voles!

Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us in January for a discussion about one of the forest's most fascinating tree-dwelling creatures: the red tree vole!  The tree vole is unique in that it lives its life in the canopy of old-growth forests rather than on the ground. We will be joined by Traci Jo of the Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team (NEST) to learn more about this creature and the surveys that NEST does to protect the vole's habitat. 

NEST protects old-growth forests from logging by conducting upper canopy surveys in order to find red tree vole nests. An active nest, a presently occupied nest, calls for the creation of a 10 acre habitat buffer.  Over the years, NEST has documented hundreds of active nests.

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.