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Color aerial photo of Highway 224, where trees that saw fire in September 2020 have been over logged exposing the forest floor to the sun. The Clackamas River runs alongside the road, and gleams in the sun before a swath of unlogged forest.What Will Emerge from this Moment?
05/06/2021

How can we break from the cycle of extraction and destruction that has defined our era?...read more

Image of a Senator Merkley at a public gathering with signage that reads "keep it in the ground"Action Alert: Keep it in the Forest!
04/29/2021

Keeping carbon in the forest is one of the best near-term actions to take for climate mitigation that Oregon can contribute to the world. Contact Sen. Merkley today!...read more

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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May Bark About: A Mother's Day Outing (in person)
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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May Ecology Club: Lichen Night
Wed, May 12th at 6:30 pm

For our May Ecology Club, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to... read more

Color photo of Kyla, a white woman, wearing a hat, face mask, and waders in a wetland habitat survey.
Rad◦i◦cle: Beaver Habitat Survey Training
Sat, May 15th 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

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Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, May 26th 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

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Rad◦i◦cle: National Forests on Stolen Lands (Part 3)
Thu, May 27th at 6:00 pm

This series of workshops within Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program will focus on the history and impact of how the U.S. federal... read more

Color photo of Clackamas Lake flooded by beaver, on a clear day. A wet, marsh foregrounds the frame with conifers in the distance.
Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping 101
Fri, May 28th at 6:00 pm

Last year, Bark began wetland mapping surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any restoration activities occur. ... read more

Color photo of beaver lodge at Ripplebrook pond. Water-loving plants are flooded with standing water, surrounded by conifers.
Rad◦i◦cle: Wetland Mapping 201
Sun, May 30th at 9:00 am

Last year, Bark began wetland mapping surveys in Mount Hood National Forest with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any restoration activities occur. ... read more

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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