LATEST NEWS

Color photograph of a beaver, brown fur wet, clasping its own hands next to woody debris on a rock in front of some reflective water.Beaver, nature’s original flood managers, also boosts fire resilience.
07/21/2021

Beaver restoration efforts can provide exponential benefit to communities and landscapes impacted by fire events....read more

[Image of Brenna taken from below. She is measuring the circumference of a large fir marked for logging, surrounded by other mature, tall firs in the Airstrip Timber Sale, 2012]A Love Letter to Barkers
07/08/2021

Brenna says farewell to Bark and creates space for a new energetic voice to strengthen Bark’s ongoing advocacy to defend and restore Mt. Hood National Forest in alignment with environmental justice principles. ...read more

Mature beaver crouching in the water, snacking on a willow branch. The water is clear and you can see the river rocks clearly.Op Ed: "Beaver are nature's firefighters. So why is California killing them" -San Francisco Chronicle
06/30/2021

This article was originally printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 26, 2021 and referenced only California. While the budget numbers and numbers of dead beavers vary between California and Oregon, the question is also being asked by Oregonians: "Why is Oregon killing beaver in the face of the science, economics and desperate need for water, natural fire breaks and salmon recovery?" Who benefits from the continued killing and who loses?...read more

Photo of a mature tree, bark black from the September 2020 fire but still alive, now cut and laying on the ground in front of two other piles of trees just like it. They were alive until logged.Action Alert: A View from the Ground
06/24/2021

Take two actions! Together, we implore both ODOT + USFS to end mismanaged roadside tree removal and protect what is left of the beloved river corridor....read more

Image of Bark volunteers + staff huddled over a plastic tub filled with stream water. All are wearing ball caps and flannel, while studying its contents closely in the forestFieldwork is Fire Resilience
06/10/2021

The forest looks vastly different this year than last, and while this has been especially destabilizing for some, it has also created a unique opportunity for us to connect with an ecosystem that has evolved with fire....read more

Committing to Environmental Justice
05/27/2021

We need a justice-based vision of place-based responsibility and belonging. ...read more

Community Care is Part of Post-Fire Recovery
05/21/2021

An essential part of responding to the 2020 fires is addressing climate change and its impacts on our communities....read more

Bark is hiring a Development Coordinator!
05/14/2021

Position is open until filled. We will start reviewing applications during the week of May 24th, 2021. ...read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Handmade illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora + fauna around the words "Free MT. HOOD" against a silhouette of pine trees
Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, Jul 28th at 7:00 pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these... read more

Color photograph of a  group of 10 people stand in a wetland. Above their heads, dark green trees are in the background and a bright blue sky with white clouds fill the top of the photo.  The people are standing in a wetland filled green and brown sedges next to a blue pool of water that reflects an image of the sky above.
Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Beaver Habitat Survey
Sat, Jul 31st at 9:00 am

This summer, Bark will conduct wetland habitat surveys in Mt. Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems... read more

Color photo of the turquoise Little Crater Lake on a clear, sunny day. There's a wooden fence in the foreground and a line of conifers against the bright blue sky behind the lake.
August Bark About: Volcanoes and Glaciers of the PNW
Sun, Aug 8th at 9:00 am

Join us in-person on a hike through sections of the PCT to discuss Oregon's geology and the volcanics of Mt. Hood. This Bark About is an... read more

Handmade illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora + fauna around the words "Free MT. HOOD" against a silhouette of pine trees
Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, Aug 25th at 7:00 pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these... read more

Color photo of two hike leaders waving back at the photographer from a trail in Gnarl Ridge.Burned trees stand out against the blue sky with wildflowers along either side of the pathway.
Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Hike Leader Training
Sun, Aug 29th at 9:00 am

Interested in leading a free, public hike? ... read more

Color photograph showing a butterfly sitting on a rock
September Ecology Club: Insect Apocalypse? What is really happening, why it matters, and how we can all be a part of the solution
Wed, Sep 8th at 6:00 pm

With well over one million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth. They are essential... read more

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

"It doesn't even look like a forest!"