Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what public land managers say they are doing and what is actually going on in the forest. This information is essential for building a legal and public case for stopping destructive projects.
To do this work, we must have an understanding of the place's geography and ecology. We need good photos, good maps, and people that know a place well enough to talk about it and show it to others. This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of work with Bark!
If this sounds interesting to you Bark is organizing a two part training to learn all the details of groundtruthing. In our Thursday night training we will meet in the Bark office from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to prep for our day in the forest. We will learn to research timber sales with the resources of the Bark office and spend some time with maps to prep for our day in the forest on Saturday. April 2, 2011.
Space is limited to 10 people-- please RSVP Gradey at (503) 331-0374 if you're interested.