LATEST NEWS

alt="Color photo of a young woman with red hair on a Portland bridge during a march. She is surrounded by people.Bark’s New Board Members Aren’t Fooling Around!
04/01/2021

Bark is celebrating three new board members, Abigail Singer, Executive Director of Rogue Farm Corps and co-founder of Rising Tide North America; Caleb Mammen, a Portland attorney representing labor unions and workers; and Edin Cook, co-founder of SunrisePDX.  ...read more

Color photograph of back hoe doing roadside logging from previous timber sale in Fan Unit,Action Alert: Raise your voice to protect the Clackamas River!
03/17/2021

The Forest Service moves to keep old roads open for logging as a "public safety effort"...?!...read more

Color photo of a beaver, partially submerged in low greenish waters swimming towards the left of the frame. The beaver's brown fur is wet and is reflected on the rippling waterAction Alert: Protect and restore beavers’ rightful home in the Beaver State!
03/03/2021

Three pro-beaver bills are coming up in Oregon legislature that need your help to pass. Beaver is a keystone species that supports wildlife, fish, forests, and humans alike....read more

Color photograph of a mountain range on a sunny day with superimposed text that reads: 39th PIELC March 1-7, 2021An Annual Gathering of Environmentalists Worldwide
02/24/2021

Have you heard of the University of Oregon’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), also called “E.Law”? For 39 years, it's been an international gathering of environmental lawyers, activists, educators, organizers, students, sharing with, and learning from, each other. [Disclaimer for BIPOC: This year, the conference has much less to offer on environmental justice topics than we've seen in past years.]...read more

Square image with black and white photo in the background showing a hill logged after fire with text that reads: take action, oregon's forests are in danger. Over 10,000 acres of fire-impacted public forest are on the chopping block"Tell Oregon’s Federal Delegation to Halt Post-Fire Logging on Federal Lands!
02/03/2021

Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to log thousands of acres of fire-impacted federal public...read more

Color photograph showing a cloudless blue sky behind Mt. Hood completely blanketed with snow. Snow dusted conifers stretch before the mountain, looking grayer in the distance and deep green in the foregroundWhat will a Biden Administration mean for forests?
01/28/2021

Here’s a look at Biden’s appointees and executive orders most relevant to Bark’s work pushing for policies that respect communities, forests, water and climate....read more

Photograph of the Clackamas River in winter. Some woody debris has piled up in the middle, creating wildlife habitat and slowing the river's current.Journey Down The Clackamas, with the Clackamas River Basin Council!
01/21/2021

On March 9, Clackamas River Basin Council will launch a year-long series of free seminars about our unique watershed and its natural resources, from the river’s birth in alpine springs to its confluence with the Willamette River. Subjects range from geology, water quality and forestry to fish, recreational, cultural and public policy issues....read more

Free forest activist training, book club, Free Mt. Hood committee and more!
01/14/2021

Whether you are a past, current, or future volunteer, thank you for showing up for Mt. Hood’s forests, waters, wildlife, and the communities of people who benefit from this vibrant ecosystem!...read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Northern red flicker with the signature red cheek, perched on a tree.
April Ecology Club: Bird Language
Wed, Apr 14th at 6:30 pm

This introductory class will dive into the basics of song bird vocalizations, how bird language is different from bird ID, how to decipher songs from alarms, and how to key into body language and patterns of our resident birds.... read more

A masked Bark volunteer, clad in an orange vest, is writing a clipboard documenting information. The sun peaks through the canopy, scattering dappled light across the greens and browns of the forest.
Rad◦i◦cle : Groundtruthing 101
Thu, Apr 15th at 6:00 pm

Bark’s network of volunteer groundtruthers help us monitor every logging project and destructive action in Mt. Hood National Forest and... read more

Photo of a group of physically-distanced Bark volunteers in a n off-season wetland. The grass is brown against the silhouette of the pine tree mountains in the background
Rad◦i◦cle : Groundtruthing 201
Sat, Apr 17th at 10:30 am

Bark’s network of volunteer groundtruthers help us monitor every logging project and destructive action in Mt. Hood National Forest and... read more


Rad◦i◦cle: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 2)
Thu, Apr 22nd at 6:00 pm

This new series of workshops within Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program will focus on the history and impact of how the U.S.... 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, Apr 28th at 6:00 pm

Mt. Hood National Forest is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest treasures. It’s known for its scenic beauty, bountiful wildlife, and... read more

Photo of an industrial backhoe traveling along a new unpaved road moving logs from where they used to stand as trees
Rad◦i◦cle: Intro to Timber Sale Comment-Writing
Thu, May 6th at 6:00 pm

Public comments are one of the few ways that the public can affect the process of planning projects on public land─and it can feel a... read more

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May Bark About: A Mother's Day Outing
Sun, May 9th at 9:00 am

Happy Mothers' Day!  All are welcome to join us on a gentle excursion to the forest for nurturing and nourishing ourselves and each... read more

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Bark TV

Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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