Last year, Bark began wetland habitat surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any restoration activities occur.
This training is intended for people who are interested in becoming actively engaged Bark’s wetland mapping fieldwork. We will include an overview of Bark’s Wetland Restoration Project and an introduction to wetland ecology, classification, and identification in the field. Those who take this training will be equipped with the skills to help Bark with our efforts to identify and restore wetland habitats in Mt. Hood National Forest. These trainings require no previous experience, but do require participants to watch about 2.5 hours of introductory videos and do a couple of readings prior to the field training.
This training will occur during a Bark Campout. You are welcome to camp the night before or after the training and participate in field surveys the day before and/or after the training. If you would like more information on camping, let us know using this form.
Please note: This in-person outing will follow COVID-19 protocols. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Driving directions will be sent to registrants before the event.
This event is part of Bark's free Rad◦i◦cle Training Program, which empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing.
Thank you for registering for Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping Training!
You will receive an email prior to the event with driving directions and further details.
If you have any questions before the event, please connect with Misha VanEaton, Forest Watch Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.