A color photograph of trees charred after the Riverside fire. In front, dozens have been cut down by the nearby yellow construction equipment. Up on the hill behind them, charred trees are still alive and standing against a cloudy blue sky.Victory! Forest Service Takes Bark’s Advice.

Plan for hundreds of miles of hasty, post-fire logging now redesigned thanks to collaboration with more

[Aerial photograph of a large beaver dam holding back water deep into the summer near Little Crater Lake, taken by Bark 2021. The beautiful clouded sky is reflected in the water of the dam, which is surrounded by lush green meadow and lined by conifers on either side]Action Alert: Water Security is Worth a Dam!

Let’s remind politicians of what beaver can and must do, the protections they need, and that all tools must be available when tackling the climate crisis. Grab some pen, paper & stamps and call for a moratorium on beaver trapping in Oregon! more

Color photograph of a beaver, brown fur wet, clasping its own hands next to woody debris on a rock in front of some reflective water.Beaver, nature’s original flood managers, also boosts fire resilience.

Beaver restoration efforts can provide exponential benefit to communities and landscapes impacted by fire more

[Image of Brenna taken from below. She is measuring the circumference of a large fir marked for logging, surrounded by other mature, tall firs in the Airstrip Timber Sale, 2012]A Love Letter to Barkers

Brenna says farewell to Bark and creates space for a new energetic voice to strengthen Bark’s ongoing advocacy to defend and restore Mt. Hood National Forest in alignment with environmental justice principles. more

Mature beaver crouching in the water, snacking on a willow branch. The water is clear and you can see the river rocks clearly.Op Ed: "Beaver are nature's firefighters. So why is California killing them" -San Francisco Chronicle

This article was originally printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 26, 2021 and referenced only California. While the budget numbers and numbers of dead beavers vary between California and Oregon, the question is also being asked by Oregonians: "Why is Oregon killing beaver in the face of the science, economics and desperate need for water, natural fire breaks and salmon recovery?" Who benefits from the continued killing and who loses? more

Photo of a mature tree, bark black from the September 2020 fire but still alive, now cut and laying on the ground in front of two other piles of trees just like it. They were alive until logged.Action Alert: A View from the Ground

Take two actions! Together, we implore both ODOT + USFS to end mismanaged roadside tree removal and protect what is left of the beloved river more

Image of Bark volunteers + staff huddled over a plastic tub filled with stream water. All are wearing ball caps and flannel, while studying its contents closely in the forestFieldwork is Fire Resilience

The forest looks vastly different this year than last, and while this has been especially destabilizing for some, it has also created a unique opportunity for us to connect with an ecosystem that has evolved with more

Committing to Environmental Justice

We need a justice-based vision of place-based responsibility and belonging. more

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Color map of the so-called United States with green representing areas of national forests. The dark gray text overlay reads "National Forests on Stolen Lands""
October Bark About: National Forests on Stolen Lands
Sun, Oct 10th at 9:00 am

What does it mean to describe land controlled by an agency of the federal government as “public land”? How did it get to be this way?... read more

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October Ecology Club: Rethinking “Public” Land and “National” Forests
Wed, Oct 13th at 6:00 pm

In this virtual Ecology Club, we will watch and discuss a selection of short videos, with the goal of unpacking and examining the... read more


Bark TV

Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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