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Bark Alert: Keystone XL and Oregon forests
11/20/2014

The BLM predicts that logging 500 million board feet a year (Wyden's bill targets 400MMBF annually) over the next century would release the equivalent carbon of 1 million additional cars on the road for 132 years...

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Northern Spotted OwlACTION ALERT: Spotted owl habitat under fire!
11/05/2014

Northern spotted owls are in trouble. On one hand, barred owls are displacing spotted owls where logging has degraded their habitat. On the other, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is approving more logging in what little critical habitat they have left—right here in Mt. Hood National Forest!

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Wildlife and Recreation Vs. Logging
11/02/2014

The Mt. Hood National Forest (MHNF) is planting a mistaken footprint on our Mountain.
 
A shift is now required from focusing land management for logging, to watershed health, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.
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Maintaining Recreation Sites and Protecting the Watershed
11/02/2014

A concerted effort is underway to shift the focus of land management in Mt. Hood National Forest (MHNF) from logging to watershed health, wildlife habitat and recreation.
 
The tip of the effort’s spear is Russ Plaeger, program director at Bark, of Portland.
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Why you should be worrying about roads
10/29/2014

Quick question:

What do you think poses the biggest obstacle both to ecosystem health and recreation access in our forests?

In case you hadn’t guessed it from the title, the answer is roads.

Believe it or not, Mt. Hood National Forest is caught in a web of roadways that, placed end to end, would stretch all the way to Miami, Florida—a good 3,000 miles away.

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Tell the Forest Service to get rid of crumbling old logging roads!
10/28/2014

The rain is falling hard and our forest roads are washing away! The Forest Service can only maintain 15.8% of the roads in Mt. Hood National Forest. Here's how you can help decide which ones it keeps for recreation and which ones it restores to protect water quality.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December Bark About Hike
Sun, Dec 14th at 9:00 am

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by... read more

January Bark About Hike
Sun, Jan 11th at 9:00 am

Bark TV

Background on the controversial Jazz Timber Sale