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Bark volunteer standing in the middle of a wetland, chartreuse in color on a clear sunny day A Thriving Ecosytem
11/19/2020

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 inertia....read more

Action Alert: Urge ODFW to restore Mt. Hood's Beavers!
11/11/2020

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 Oregon....read more

Group of Bark volunteers at an event to Free Mt. HoodActivated by Uncertainty
11/05/2020

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 better....read 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
11/02/2020

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 foundation....read more

When you imagine the future of this region, what do you see?
10/29/2020

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 Forest....read more

Penny at Lost Creek near Horseshoe RidgeACTION ALERT: Support Local Voices on Zigzag Logging Proposal
10/08/2020

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. ...read more

aerial photo of Riverside Fire area, smoke rising out of the coniferous canopyRiverside Fire Information Resources
10/02/2020

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! ...read more

Bark Alert: Report from the Field
09/24/2020

Between the pandemic and the fires, this is a difficult time for many Barkers. For some, homes and loved ones have been lost, and for many, the places that we treasure are changing significantly. It seems many of us are learning a lot about grief this year. While I am sad that we can’t currently be together in the forest, I want to take a few moments to celebrate Bark’s work and invite you to join us as we continue to grow and adapt with these new landscapes. ...read 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

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The People's Forest Forum 2020: Exploring Change
December
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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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