Bark’s 10-day Collawash River campout kicks off this Friday!

Bark’s 10-day Collawash River campout kicks off this Friday!

The Forest Service says reconstructing 11 miles of road and logging 2,000 acres of forest will “restore” this sensitive watershed. But the Jazz Timber Sale does the opposite: it will result in tons of sediment dumped in one of our most beautiful salmon streams.

At the campout, you will collect the data that Bark will use to educate politicians and to build the case for an immediate moratorium on logging road construction in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Come for the day, or come for all ten! Camping experience is all that is required, we’ll teach you the rest. We’ll be in the forest from Friday May 30th until Sunday June 8th. Check our website for more information on the campout, and how to get involved.

Bark and the Forest Service disagree on the Jazz Timber Sale, but we both agree that crumbling old logging roads are one of the greatest threats to watershed health in Mt. Hood National Forest.

That’s why we were excited when the Forest Service released a proposal in 2010 to decommission roads in the White River watershed. Unfortunately that proposal was shelved… until now.

The bad news? The Forest Service watered down its original proposal, going from a proposal to remove one-third of the watershed’s road network, to less than two percent!

In fact, this new proposal would remove only 10 miles of roads, out of more than 600 miles in the White River watershed, and over 3,000 miles throughout Mt. Hood National Forest. Ten miles of road decommissioning would not even cancel out the quantity of roads constructed by a single timber sale—such as Jazz.

The good news? The Forest Service is accepting comments on this proposal until Friday, May 30th, and it’s not too late to speak up in support of restoration for Mt. Hood National Forest. Click here to take action.

Then read more about the Collawash Campout and sign up!

PS- Make sure you check out this video to get a taste of the kind of logging "roads" you may be monitoring at the campout.