LATEST NEWS

Forest Watch Update: Good News for the Forest!
04/04/2020

We won the Crystal Clear lawsuit! As many of you know, for three and a half years, Bark has led a trio of environmental nonprofits in raising serious objections to the Crystal Clear "Restoration Project"....read more

Build Community with Bark
04/02/2020

Now is the time to show up—not only for the causes we hold dear—but to support the many local businesses who have been hit especially hard due to the demands of the times....read more

Public Participation During the COVID-19 National Emergency
03/27/2020

When governments began calling for community response to COVID-19 to flatten the curve, Bark reached out to the Forest Service to ask if timber sale planning would pause, comment periods be extended, or new avenues for public participation be created with field trips and public meetings now out of the question....read more

Waucoma Timber Sale Comments Due
03/19/2020

I know you are likely juggling more than usual today, so I hope you won’t mind my asking for a few moments of your time right now to submit your comment to protect some of Mt. Hood’s most remote forest from destructive logging. I deeply respect your time and support of Bark’s work!...read more

Bark Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy and Protocols
03/16/2020

The purpose of this policy is to keep our employees and community safe and healthy in light of the unfolding novel coronavirus situation and with the acknowledgement that health is a community effort....read more

Comments Due to Protect Environmental Review
03/05/2020

In short, the Trump Administration’s proposals to change the NEPA rules significantly exclude the public and the environment from the decision-making process....read more

volunteer groundtruther writing on a clipboard in the snowy forestBark Alert: Watchdogs are Prepared, Whatever the Weather
02/20/2020

This winter, all hands have been on deck to challenge the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale. Our volunteers have been busy groundtruthing in the snow, coordinating info sessions for the surrounding communities, and creating effective comments to defend this area....read more

Bark is Hiring a Contracted Forest Watch Assistant
02/19/2020

Bark is requesting proposals for a Forest Watch contractor to improve and assist in implementing the organization’s fieldwork and other volunteer programs....read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Spring Volunteer Orientation
Thu, Apr 16th at 6:00 pm

Are you interested in getting involved with Bark? Come to this online open house and see what our work is all about. 

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Update: April Bark About Hike: Climate Change and the Zigzag Timber Sale
Sun, Apr 19th at 9:00 am

Under the circumstances, our free monthly hikes into Mt. Hood National Forest are changing format! We are working to keep... read more

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Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, Apr 22nd at 5:45 pm

UPDATE: Our March 25th meeting will be a virtual meeting. Join via Zoom, stay tuned for the link!

While Bark has... read more

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May Ecology Club: Lichen Night!
Sat, May 9th at 6:00 pm

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

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May Bark About: Lichen Hike
Sun, May 10th at 9:00 am

Join us to explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing key nesting... read more

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Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, May 27th at 5:45 pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these... read more

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Bark TV

Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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