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Bark, protectors of Mt. Hood, is proud to host the first annual
People’s Forest Forum for Mt. Hood National Forest
April 15th, 2017, 11am-5pm
Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR
The forest plays a crucial role in the fate of our communities. It is time for us to take an active role in planning for the future of Mt. Hood!
You are invited to the People’s Forest Forum for Mt. Hood National Forest on Saturday April 15, 2017 at Sunnyside Community House to address the critical need to expand environmental protections for Mt. Hood National Forest to prepare for regional climate instability. With mounting political obstacles to ecologically-based management, the public must create our own effective and transparent avenues to have a hand in the future of Mt. Hood National Forest. RSVP HERE!
Focusing on climate change, clean water and recreation, the Forum will offer expert speakers and presentations, facilitated break-out groups and informal discussions, creating space and resources for participants to engage in defending and restoring local public lands. We will share, learn, and build the necessary resources to amend the Mt. Hood National Forest Plan.
Bark will be using the information generated at the Forum to develop recommendations for substantial improvements to the outdated Mt. Hood National Forest management plan and your input is crucial!
11 am – 1:45 pm: Welcome, and brief presentations covering Forests & Climate Change, Water & Aquatics, Recreation on Public Lands, and the need to change Mt. Hood National Forest’s outdated management plan.
1:45 – 2:35: Lunch & informal conversation (bring your own lunch, Bark will provide snacks).
2:30 – 4:05: Two rounds of break-out discussions covering topics such as:
4:20 – 5 pm: Reports from break-out discussions and closing
Confirmed participant organizations include Physicians for Social Responsibility, Center for Sustainable Economy, Bark, 350.org, Mazamas, and the Cascade Forest Conservancy.
Child care will be provided. Please contact Bark, 503-331-0374, with any questions.