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Monthly Bark About for February 2011

Join Bark on Sunday, February 13th to visit three different timber sales directly adjacent to each other in the Mount Hood National Forest. The Forest Service has already logged the No Whiskey Timber Sale, and is planning on logging directly adjacent to it in the No Gin Timber Sale.
Bark Hike to Airstrip, March 2010
Bark Hike to Airstrip, March 2010
A recovering forest; stump demonstrates what it once looked like.
A recovering forest; stump demonstrates what it once looked like.
Clackamas River from overlook near Airstrip Sale
Clackamas River from overlook near Airstrip Sale
Only one example of Off Highway Vehicles damage, near No Whiskey Sale
Only one example of Off Highway Vehicles damage, near No Whiskey Sale
Another recovering forest, No Whiskey Sale
Another recovering forest, No Whiskey Sale
Meanwhile just 100 yards down the same road the BLM is planning another timber sale called Airstrip.
Bark hike leader Nathaniel Talbot will lead us through three separate logging projects discussing the effects of logging and how the ecosystem responds. You should expect to walk up to three miles off trail in dense forest. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. The weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so don't forget extra layers of clothes and water resistant gear. Dogs are welcome on this month's hike. Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver. If you would like to try to arrange a meet up closer to the forest, please contact the Bark office the week before the hike. Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and other surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats facing it, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public lands. Our hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who incorporate information about forest ecology and policy with how to get involved in our efforts! Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information

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