Ecology Club

Color photo of a group of people exclaiming over a mushroom display on a long wooden table. Various samples and name cards are arranged. Many folks are taking pictures with their cellphones.

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for Bark’s Ecology Club, a place for community members to discuss the ecology on Mt. Hood and develop a deeper understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s forest ecosystems and social issues that impact our connection to the forest.

Past Ecology Clubs have featured topics such as: fire ecology, lichens, mushrooms, politics and power in natural resource mapping, knot tying, tree identification, beavers, and much more. Ecology Club features both expert presenters sharing their knowledge and experiences and group-lead discussions on a given topic. 

At the close of each 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! 

Upcoming Events

This is a close up of the groundcover near a wetland. There are bright green leaves, one plant covering the ground and another set of leaves which belong to a droopy purple flower.

Wetland Mapping Volunteer Day

October 14, 2022

9:00am to 5:00pm

This is a close up of a cut log with turkey wing mushroom growing on it. The log has moss growing on its bark and other green wetland plants in the background.

Beaver Habitat Survey

October 16, 2022

9:00am to 5:00pm

A close up of what looks like thimbleberry in the scrub shrub habitat of a wetland. Picture taken in a wetland within the Timothy Lake area.

Beaver Habitat Survey

October 22, 2022

9:00am to 5:00pm

A close of coral root, with white flowers and a purple stem found in the Gate Creek Timber Sale.

Groundtruthing Volunteer Day

October 26, 2022

9:00am to 5:00pm