Groundtruthing

Winter 2017 Volunteer Orientation

Bark's mission includes actively growing the forest advocacy movement by giving people like you the tools and training they need to be effective forest defenders.

Forest Dream Team

I am starting this year with a strong feeling that we as a community have the tools we need to tackle the challenges the coming year brings.

Base Camp volunteers protect and restore the Upper Clackamas

We’re now halfway done field-checking the project, and boots-on-the-ground in all the remaining units will help us make a strong case for protecting the most ecologically sensitive areas of the beautiful Upper Clackamas watershed.

10 days 'til Base Camp!

Audie, Base Camp Coordinator

Summer Base Camp: Session 2

Join Bark's groundtruthing and training camp-out along the Clackamas River, near Bagby Hot Springs. Learn how to field check a timber sale, and many other skills as we camp, work, and explore together in the forest.

Join Bark's groundtruthing and training camp-out along the Clackamas River, near Bagby Hot Springs. Learn how to field check a timber sale, and many other skills as we camp, work, and learn together in the forest.

Mark your calendars: Film Screenings, Trainings, Hikes and Events

I love being out in the forest no matter the season, but winter is a great time to learn about Mt. Hood's forests in the warm, dry Bark office!

Watchdogs Dig the Dirt

Barkers!

Do you ever think about how much worse things could be without the watchdogs?

This past week, another dozen forest watchdogs were trained to be the accountability our government depends on. It may be thankless work. Yet, it’s undeniable that all great social change movements in our nation included a few of those tireless souls who will slog through thousands of pages of documents, make a hundred phone calls asking for more documents, and groundtruth every step of a proposal a dozen times.

Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest

Prepare to delve into the proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology. We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know that 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.

Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actuall

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