My role was to edit this piece and get it out to Bark’s list ASAP in order to stop a proposed logging operation that was threatening Northern Spotted Owl habitat on Mt. Hood.
“Whenever it rains, water washes over every inch of road in the forest. And as each drop heads downhill toward the waterways that line our forest valleys, they carry with them little souvenirs from their roadtrips.”
It was up to me to edit this piece, and prepare a signup page for folks who were interested in Bark’s then-new campaign to remove old logging roads from Mt. Hood National Forest.
In the Bark office there was always contention about using social media logos, because to do so was to indirectly promote—and tacitly endorse—for-profit social media companies.
When I wrote this piece, the Mt. Hood Forest Service was in the process of gathering information that would support their upcoming “TAP” project, a nationwide initiative aimed at reducing road volume in the National Forest system.
This two sided, 1/2 sheet sized, color flyer was part of a promotional materials package designed to educate and mobilize members of the communities surrounding Mt. Hood.
Around this time, Bark was looking to tryout designs that increased click-through rate.
Like other pieces I wrote for Bark during this time, the September Newsletter focused on road reduction in Mt. Hood National Forest.
Soon after I was promoted to Interim Grassroots Organizer at Bark, our office burned down. As I’m sure you can imagine, this came as a bit of a surprise, and somewhat of an inconvenience. (The fire, not the promotion.)