against a backdrop of blackened trees, new lime green growth springs forth from the forest floorLiving in a Land of Fire

Only you can prepare for fire resilient communities! more

Bark volunteer standing in the middle of a wetland, chartreuse in color on a clear sunny day A Thriving Ecosytem

We are all part of a larger ecosystem and the outcomes that it produces. Every moment that we are not actively working to change it is also a moment in which we are complicit in its sweeping more

Action Alert: Urge ODFW to restore Mt. Hood's Beavers!

Please take a moment to urge the Commission to vote in favor of initiating the rulemaking process to increase protections for beavers on federal lands in more

Group of Bark volunteers at an event to Free Mt. HoodActivated by Uncertainty

We can never know exactly what challenge awaits us, yet we are none-the-less responsible for providing the effort, vision, and adaptability to shape change for the more

The Management Plan for Mt. Hood National Forest was adopted in 1990 and has not been updated since then. This document guides every decision that the Forest Service makes.The Need for Change

The way that we view our forests and the principles guiding decisions that are made about them need to fundamentally change. We cannot keep painting over the cracks in the more

When you imagine the future of this region, what do you see?

Bark relies on people like you who value our proactive and on-the-ground approaches and choose to invest in the future of Mt. Hood National more

Penny at Lost Creek near Horseshoe RidgeACTION ALERT: Support Local Voices on Zigzag Logging Proposal

We are Laura, Penny, Russell, Mitch and Georgenne. Like you, we love Mt. Hood and consider it our responsibility to be informed and take action for the protection of the forests, waters, and wildlife with whom we share the landscape. more

aerial photo of Riverside Fire area, smoke rising out of the coniferous canopyRiverside Fire Information Resources

The Clackamas River watershed is a favorite place for many Barkers — we have hiked, camped, fished, rafted, groundtruthed all over this region, from Eagle Creek to the Collawash. And now it has changed.  As the immediate threat to homes and communities from the Riverside Fire has subsided, we are trying to understand where it burned, how it burned, and what this will mean for the forest of the future.  Bark has been gathering information and resources to help answer these questions, and we'd like to share a few with you.  As we learn more, we'll share more! more

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Activists march in protest of the "salvage logging rider" that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1995. It released timber sales for logging and helped undermine Clinton's Northwest Forest Plan. Courtesy of Mike Morrow
The Timber Wars, then and now: a conversation with Aaron Scott and Brenna Bell
Thu, Dec 3rd at 7:00 pm

Have you listened to the Timber Wars yet? Do you have questions about the past, the characters, or why the story was told that way? Join this conversation and get your questions answered!... read more

close up of bright green new growth stemming from the burned bark of a tree snag against a backdrop of blackened trees
December Ecology Club: Riverside Fire in Review
Tue, Dec 15th at 6:30 pm

Join Bark's Forest Watch Coordinator, Michael Krochta and Staff Attorney, Brenna Bell for an overview of the Riverside Fire in the... read more

illustration of a purple mt hood shown against a red sun and smoky background, with trees in the foreground reading: exploring change: the people's forest forum 2020 december 17th 7 to 9 pm #barkformthood #freemthood #forestdefenseisclimatedefence
Exploring Change: The People's Forest Forum
Thu, Dec 17th at 7:00 pm

Register now!

The People's Forest Forum 2020: Exploring Change
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Bark TV

Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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