Inner Bark: Tracks and Scat

Color photo of a snowy Mt. Hood on a clear, cloudless day. The bright blue sky stands in contrast to the white blanket of snow covering the mountain and the surrounding coniferous forest. In the foreground some of the closer trees appear in more detail, with less snow.
A winter day in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Animals leave many subtle clues that they’ve been in an area, and with a little practice, we can learn to spot them. Wildlife tracking skills enhance outdoor experiences, are a valuable tool for wilderness survival, and can be used to contribute to wildlife research & conservation. Make the most of your groundtruthing, wetland surveys, and forest walks by being aware of the multitudes of creatures around you. 

This is the sign up form for Inner Bark, the evening info series that digs beneath the surface of social and ecological happenings in Mt. Hood’s forests.

Past Inner Barks (formerly known as Ecology Club) have featured topics such as: fire ecology, lichens, mushrooms, politics and power in natural resource mapping, knot tying, tree identification, beavers, and much more. Inner Bark 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!