Bark volunteers measure DBH in Mt. Hood National ForestGroundtruthing Isn't Easy

 I've measured tree after tree, mapped streams and wetlands, tracked signs of wildlife, and climbed up and down steep ravines to see with my own eyes the full breadth of what will be lost if a sale goes through. I now know what "forest health" proposals really mean in 2018. And I can tell you it's quite different than what my former self and most other people more

two beavers near a stream David MoskowitzCould Beavers Save Us?

Beaver dams create wetlands that help decrease the impacts of floods, recharge drinking water aquifers, protect watersheds from drought, decrease erosion, remove toxic pollutants, create habitat for threatened salmon, and much more! more

The Results are In. Now the work Begins.

Voters didn’t get the chance to weigh in directly on the future of Mt. Hood National Forest on Election Day, but if we had, I have no doubt that those of us who live in the communities that surround these water-filtering, carbon sequestering, literally life-sustaining forests would have made the right choice! more

Tending Tomorrow: Bark's Winter Fundraising Campaign

Ecological tending is the sustained, reciprocal interaction between people and forests. It requires applying oneself to the essential care of something by working with its natural tendencies without inferring control over more

Application Period Extended for Exec. Director and Development Director

Bark seeks to add staff members who thrive in brave spaces, working with diverse co-workers, volunteers, and community more

Base Camp After Party!

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30 PM PDT more

Barking Up Our Own Tree

Bark’s Board, staff, and volunteers are renewing our commitment to root out oppression in all it forms throughout our organization and our work, and we are asking for your support. more

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December Ecology Club: Bat Night!
Wed, Dec 12th at 6:30 pm

This month, join us for Bat night! Bats are essential to forest ecosystems for their roles as predators, pollinators and seed dispersers. ... read more

January Ecology Club
Wed, Jan 9th at 6:30 pm

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills... read more

January Bark About Hike
Sun, Jan 13th 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

February Bark About Hike
Sun, Feb 10th at 9:00 am

February Ecology Club
Wed, Feb 13th at 6:30 pm

March Bark About Hike
Sun, Mar 10th at 9:00 am

March Ecology Club
Wed, Mar 13th at 6:30 pm


Bark TV

Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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