How Can You Do Good for Mt. Hood?

Hi Friend of the Forest,
During the past two years as a Bark volunteer, my experience has empowered me to ensure our voice is heard by decision-makers of Mt. Hood National Forest. The Forest Service is required to take public input on issues ranging from recreational projects to harmful timber sales, but complicated agency documents and processes can be a barrier to participation and often exclude us—the people who rely on the forest for our well being, drinking water, and future climate.
Through Bark’s Rad◦i◦cle program, I’ve gained the skills to have meaningful impact on forest management. I have groundtruthed hundreds of acres of forest, led educational hikes, and worked with Bark’s volunteer Forest Watch committee to organize against destructive logging projects.

This work is important and we can't do it without you, support the next generation of Barkers by donating today! 

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For decades I have been an avid hiker, enthusiastic amateur naturalist, and educator. I always enjoyed being in the forest, learning all I could about the natural and cultural history, but I didn’t have a way to really make a positive difference until I found Bark—and now I’m in the forest more than ever!

Bark transforms everyday forest lovers, like me, into effective advocates. Our 150 active volunteers are part of a vigilant community dedicated to the protection and restoration of Mt. Hood National Forest. 

We work hard to do good for Mt. Hood in so many ways and so can YOU!

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Make the most out of today’s Big Give Day by giving generously to Bark!  

All donors $10+ entered to win new snow gear from Patagonia [$600 value], a two-night stay at Five Pine Lodge, and four single-day lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor!

I’m grateful to Bark for providing different avenues for me to contribute to the movement. Like the forest, the Bark community is a complex web of interrelated organisms. Volunteers lead and participate in hikes and trainings, host ecology club and book club, educate the public, teach field-surveying in the forest, restore beaver habitat, write comments to the Forest Service, organize activist camps in the forest, advocate for a new Forest Plan, and so much more!

Bark works to keep its mission grounded in our community of volunteers who come together to protect the forest. Your financial contribution is key to keeping our boots on the ground. Thank you for supporting Bark's programs to empower the next generation of forest activists. 

See you in the Forest,

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Mia Pisano, Bark Volunteer

P.S. I would love to see you at one of our many events, gatherings, and trainings. Volunteer with Bark!