"Public Comments" are one of the few ways that the public can affect the process of planning timber sales aka logging projects on public land─and it can feel a little overwhelming to dive into the bureaucratic processes. This introductory level workshop will help to demystify the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its requirements around public involvement and the the Forest Service's process of assessing the environmenal impacts of commercial logging projects.
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months, Ecology Club, will feature presenters bringing their unique skills to the community. Others, we will work as a group on a predetermined theme to discuss such topics as thinning, fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other topics the group is inclined to discuss. At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood.