Inner Bark: Envisioning Environmental Justice on Public Lands: A Workshop 

This is a closeup of spagnum moss, but it has turned red, possibly from lack of moisture.

This workshop invites Bark volunteers and other interested members of the public to apply environmental justice frameworks to public land management and specifically to Bark’s work with Mt. Hood National Forest. We will review some of the foundational principles of environmental justice, discuss the ways scholars and advocates have already applied environmental justice frameworks to public lands in the US, and invite participants to envision how they might apply this knowledge to the future of Mt. Hood National Forest.  

Sarah D. Wald is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and English at University of Oregon. Wald’s work focuses on environmental justice and racial ecologies in US literature and culture, especially in relationship to farmworker justice, public lands, and outdoor recreation. Wald is the author of The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl (U Washington P 2016) and co-editor of Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (Temple UP 2019), winner of the MLA Award for an Edited Collection.  She is also a former staff member and board member of Bark. 

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. 

This event is inside at the Bark office.