FOREST WATCH

Bark is the watchdog for the Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We monitor project proposals affecting Mt. Hood ranging from timber sales to energy transmission corridors, changes in recreation management to grazing allotments, road decommissioning to in-stream habitat restoration, and more. Our monitoring efforts start with reviewing Forest Service documents detailing proposed actions, then combine our boots-on-the-ground work and comment writing through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process with community organizing and legal tactics. We house a resource library in our office along with digital resources on our website that detail the NEPA documentation and other relevant materials to effectively track and comment on proposals in Mt. Hood National Forest.