LATEST NEWS

Bark Alert: Change Spreads
05/28/2020

These stories are like little seedlings and they need your help to grow!...read more

Press Release: Watchdog Groups Call on NW Natural to Drop Fracked Gas Pipeline Through Mt Hood National Forest
05/27/2020

NW Natural must drop plans to put a fracked gas pipeline through Mt Hood National Forest....read more

view of mt hood from below shows snow in the shadows of the mountain in front of a field of wildflowersWhose Forest?
05/21/2020

We believe in the power of persistent outcry for the protection of Mt. Hood. We also believe that our work must be informed by social justice principles, and we are committed to this change. Your support helps Bark responsibly address this history and work to bring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into our programming....read more

two Bark volunteers pointing and exclaiming at a large woodpecker hole in a coniferous forestBark Alert: Growing through Change
05/14/2020

Ecosystems are dynamic, vital, and always adapting. Thanks to the richness of our community, so is Bark. You help us grow, encourage us to learn, and support us as we evolve. Together we become ever more confident in the face of change—we are strong because we work together to support the communities rooted in this incredible place....read more

Bark Alert: What is a Forest?
05/05/2020

How does defining a forest affect our climate's future?  ...read more

Update: Barking from Home
04/29/2020

Our grassroots efforts have gone virtual!...read more

Bark Alert: Envisioning the Future, Investing in Resilience
04/23/2020

Over the past 20 years, Bark volunteers have played a critical role in protecting and advocating for Mt. Hood National Forest. As climate change begins to impact this place that we care for and love, it is time once again to come together and ensure that the forest is strong and healthy for decades to come....read more

Press Release: Ninth Circuit Sends Forest Service Back to Drawing Board
04/13/2020

Court finds significant gaps, scientific errors and uncertainty in Forest Service’s environmental assessment....read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

person wearing a backpacking facing a body of water with a ridge line of pine trees in front of a dry brown field
June Ecology Club: Ins & Outs of Backpacking
Wed, Jun 10th at 6:00 pm

Have you been curious about backpacking, but intimidated by all the details? For June's Ecology Club, longtime Bark hike leader
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July Ecology Club: Groundtruthing 101
Wed, Jul 8th at 6:00 pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what logging plans say and what is actually happening on the ground.... read more


July Bark About: Groundtruthing 201
Sun, Jul 12th at 10:30 am

For part two of our July Groundtruthing training, we will learn to safely play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the potential problems associated with proposed logging.... read more

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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