Inner Bark

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 Inner Bark, a place for community members to develop a deeper understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s forest ecosystems and social issues that impact our connection to the forest.

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! 

Upcoming Events

Restoration Event at Parrott Creek

March 8, 2024

10:00am to 1:00pm

Hike Leader Training

March 14, 2024

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Pika Survey Training

April 4, 2024

6:00pm to 7:30pm

This image shows Daniela, a volunteer, and a member of the Rose Hips Forest Aid group demonstrating how to apply a sling for a hurt arm. This group is gathered at an indoor garage setting.

Forest First Aid

May 5, 2024

8:30am to 6:30pm