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volunteers in a dry field, performing beaver habitat evaluationsBark Alert: Summer Events + Updates
06/17/2020

Even though the summer lineup looks different this year, we’ll keep working to share our resources, skills and knowledge with you so we can all keep advocating for this special place. Check out these ways to get involved with forest advocacy on Mt. Hood!

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Letter to Oregon Global Warming Commission on natural resource agencies’ EO 20-04 implementation plans
06/11/2020

"...we expect the OGWC to provide critical review and constructive recommendations on the natural resource agencies’ proposed plans for implementing the executive order’s directives. Where necessary for achieving climate goals, we expect the OGWC to compel the agencies to improve their plans."...read more

Action Alert: Help ban beaver trapping on Mt. Hood!
06/05/2020

On June 12th, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission may change that because Oregon commercial and recreational trapping and hunting regulations are up for review. Tell the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to end commercial and recreational beaver hunting and trapping on Federal lands!...read more

Bark Alert: Change Spreads
05/28/2020

These stories are like little seedlings and they need your help to grow!...read more

Press Release: Watchdog Groups Call on NW Natural to Drop Fracked Gas Pipeline Through Mt Hood National Forest
05/27/2020

NW Natural must drop plans to put a fracked gas pipeline through Mt Hood National Forest....read more

view of mt hood from below shows snow in the shadows of the mountain in front of a field of wildflowersWhose Forest?
05/21/2020

We believe in the power of persistent outcry for the protection of Mt. Hood. We also believe that our work must be informed by social justice principles, and we are committed to this change. Your support helps Bark responsibly address this history and work to bring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into our programming....read more

volunteers along side a creek in oak grove fork, mt hood national forest performing a beaver surveyTo Revive Economy, Congress Should Invest $25 Billion in Protecting Wildlife, Restoring Public Lands
05/18/2020

As Congress works to restart the American economy, 200 wildlife, conservation and environmental justice groups today requested $25 billion in funding for a broad array of new and existing wildlife and public-lands conservation programs that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and benefit people, communities and the environment. The letter highlights projects that can be immediately implemented with additional funding, including recovering endangered species, building wildlife corridors, restoring watersheds and coastal areas, and addressing invasive species....read more

two Bark volunteers pointing and exclaiming at a large woodpecker hole in a coniferous forestBark Alert: Growing through Change
05/14/2020

Ecosystems are dynamic, vital, and always adapting. Thanks to the richness of our community, so is Bark. You help us grow, encourage us to learn, and support us as we evolve. Together we become ever more confident in the face of change—we are strong because we work together to support the communities rooted in this incredible place....read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

handdrawn image of Mt. Hood with native flora in the foreground
Free Mt. Hood Campaign
Wed, Jul 22nd at 7:00 pm

What is Free Mt. Hood? 
Free Mt. Hood is a campaign to protect the forest's natural, ecological resilience to the... read more

crab spider hanging off of a stick, yellowish in color with text reading ecology club meets every second wednesday of the month
August Ecology Club: Webs of Life⁠—Mt Hood Arachnids & Beyond
Wed, Aug 12th at 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening exploring some of the most fascinating creatures around Mt Hood, and likely your own neighborhood, too!

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handdrawn image of Mt. Hood with native flora in the foreground
Free Mt. Hood Campaign
Wed, Aug 26th at 7:00 pm

What is Free Mt. Hood? 
Free Mt. Hood is a campaign to protect the forest's natural, ecological resilience to the... read more

handdrawn illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora in the foreground
Free Mt. Hood Campaign
Wed, Sep 23rd at 7:00 pm

What is Free Mt. Hood? 
Free Mt. Hood is a campaign to protect the forest's natural, ecological resilience to the... read more

handdrawn illustration of Mt. Hood with native flora in the foreground
Free Mt. Hood Campaign
Wed, Oct 28th at 7:00 pm

What is Free Mt. Hood? 
Free Mt. Hood is a campaign to protect the forest's natural, ecological resilience to the... read more

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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