Ecology Club

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Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for Bark’s Ecology Club, a place for community members to discuss the ecology on Mt. Hood and develop a deeper understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s forest ecosystems and social issues that impact our connection to the forest.

Past Ecology Clubs have featured topics such as: fire ecology, lichens, mushrooms, politics and power in natural resource mapping, knot tying, tree identification, beavers, and much more. Ecology Club 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

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Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Volunteer Orientation

March 29, 2023

6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Forest Policy

April 20, 2023

6:00pm to 8:00pm