Bark Field Days

Learn about the flow of a typical field day and the information you can expect to know ahead of time.

Bark’s field work falls under two broad categories: groundtruthing and wetland surveys. Groundtruthing includes walking areas being planned for a timber sale, monitoring areas after they’ve been logged, and documenting recently burned areas of the forest. Wetland surveys include wetland mapping surveys, beaver habitat surveys, and wetland monitoring trips.

After attending a fieldwork training, visit our volunteer resources page to register for a scheduled field day. At the top of the page, you will see a calendar with all of Bark’s upcoming field days. You will find a registration link and additional event details by clicking on the event. Use the registration link to enter your information. After signing up, an email confirming your registration will be sent.

If you have questions that aren’t answered below (or would like to cancel your registration), please email Misha, Bark’s Forest Watch Assistant.

Find a packing list and materials provided here

Packing List

Read about Bark's safety measures and common safety hazards

Safety Considerations

Learn about terrain and common obstacles encountered on surveys

The most commonly asked questions are "How far will we be going?" and "What conditions can I expect on a field day?"

Terrain and Site Conditions

Road conditions, carpooling, finding directions, and more

Driving Expectations

Learn about our safety measures against the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety