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Winter Wonderand Hike & Other Bark Events

Sunday Jan 11th: Bark Hike to No Whisky Timber Sale
Wed Jan 14th: Bark Volunteer Gathering
Friday Feb 21st: Second Annual BARKFEST!
No Whisky Timber Sale Unit 9 - North Side of 4610
No Whisky Timber Sale Unit 9 - North Side of 4610
Sunday, January 11th at 9:15 am
Winter Wonderland No-Whiskey Timber Sale Hike
CARPOOLS WILL LEAVE THE DAILY GRIND (SE Hawthorne & 40th) PROMPTLY AT 9:30 AM. Please arrive by 9:15 so we can check you in, arrange rides and give a brief overview of the day's plans. If you can drive, great, if not, we'll make sure you have a ride.

Join Bark on a hike to the No Whiskey Timber Sale and visit some of Mt. Hood's most majestic native forest. This large timber sale (combined units over 1000 acres), located in the North Fork Clackamas Watershed, would log in the Roaring River Roadless Area, which is proposed for wilderness designation. A fire went through this area around the 1920s, leaving a diversity of flora and fauna in its wake. It is known for an incredible diversity of species, including the rare Malone jumping slug and the elusive red tree vole. The vicinity is also unfortunately subject to ORV abuse, which will only be exacerbated by more logging roads. Come find out what you can do to protect this area. This sale is still in early stages of planning, which means that you can get involved now and make an impact on the outcome! Be prepared for snowy weather. Bring waterproof gear (rain pants, jacket, boots), hat, gloves, scarf, lunch, and water.

ALSO: DUE TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS: BRING SNOW SHOES & CHAINS if you have them. We won't know until Sunday morning whether or not we'll need them.

• Forest Service Contact: Jim Roden, Clackamas Ranger Dist. 595 Industrial Way., Estacada, OR 97023 Phone: 503-630-6861


Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm
Bark Volunteer Gathering
Join us at Grendel's Café on 729 E. Burnside to find out how you can plug in with Bark and help preserve Mt. Hood National Forest.

Our volunteer meeting will be a great place to learn about the many options for helping at Bark and meet other people wanting to make a difference. Whether you're looking to do community outreach and education, get out in the woods and groundtruth a timber sale on Mt. Hood, or just help out around the office Bark has a place for you!

Contact Brian with any questions at (503) 331-0374 or  brian@bark-out.org. If you can't come, feel free to call anytime and schedule an orientation at our office.

Come and be a Barker! Hope to see you there....


Saturday, February 21st at 7:30 pm to Sunday, February 22nd at 2:00 am
Barkfest 2004 - FOREST FUNDRAISER!
Looking for a fun way to help preserve Oregon's beautiful forests? Join us at Barkfest!

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison @ 10th, Portland.

Shicky Gnarowitz
Heather Christie Band
March Fourth
DJ Rafa, & DJ Ezra of Atlas

Silent Auction 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy live music, food, dancing, no-host bar, door prizes, silent auction, tarot card readings, and a multi-media extravaganza — all in the name of forest protection! The silent auction closes at 10:00 pm, so come early. You won't want to miss bidding on a weekend retreat at a charming mountain cabin, a beautiful back pack, bike gear, artwork and so much more!

All proceeds go to support Bark's efforts to preserve the forests, waters and wildlife of Mt. Hood National Forest.

$15 at the door; $12 in advance

Advance Tickets are available, while supplies last, through Bark at 503-331-0374, or purchase online at www.bark-out.org. If you donate $37, you'll get your entrance ticket plus a free map of the Mt. Hood National Forest. If you donate $112, you'll your entrance ticket plus a free Bark fleece headband, or neck gaiter!

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Bark is a non-profit grassroots forest protection group working to preserve the forests, waters, and wildlife of Mt. Hood.There are currently 48 timber sales in the vicinity of Mt. Hood National Forest, and Bark works with volunteers to monitor, track and challenge each and every one of them. Bark is the only group that monitors on-the-ground all of the logging activity on Mt. Hood. Bark works to educate the public through its monthly hikes, Adopt-A-Timber Sale program, and its award-winning cable access TV show, "Bark for Mt. Hood." Bark is a 50C(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions to Bark are tax-deductible.

PS - to donate auction prizes to Bark, email  sandi@bark-out.org. Thank you!

homepage: homepage: http://www.bark-out.org
phone: phone: 503-331-0374