LATEST NEWS

Additional Time for Public Participation During the COVID-19 National Emergency
03/27/2020

When governments began calling for community response to COVID-19 to flatten the curve, Bark reached out to the Forest Service to ask if timber sale planning would pause, comment periods be extended, or new avenues for public participation be created with field trips and public meetings now out of the question....read more

Waucoma Timber Sale Comments Due
03/19/2020

I know you are likely juggling more than usual today, so I hope you won’t mind my asking for a few moments of your time right now to submit your comment to protect some of Mt. Hood’s most remote forest from destructive logging. I deeply respect your time and support of Bark’s work!...read more

Bark Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy and Protocols
03/16/2020

The purpose of this policy is to keep our employees and community safe and healthy in light of the unfolding novel coronavirus situation and with the acknowledgement that health is a community effort....read more

Comments Due to Protect Environmental Review
03/05/2020

In short, the Trump Administration’s proposals to change the NEPA rules significantly exclude the public and the environment from the decision-making process....read more

volunteer groundtruther writing on a clipboard in the snowy forestBark Alert: Watchdogs are Prepared, Whatever the Weather
02/20/2020

This winter, all hands have been on deck to challenge the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale. Our volunteers have been busy groundtruthing in the snow, coordinating info sessions for the surrounding communities, and creating effective comments to defend this area....read more

Bark is Hiring a Contracted Forest Watch Assistant
02/19/2020

Bark is requesting proposals for a Forest Watch contractor to improve and assist in implementing the organization’s fieldwork and other volunteer programs....read more

Draft unit map of numbered, proposed logging units around Lolo Pass road and the 1825 roadComments Due on Proposed Logging in Upper Sandy and Salmon River Watersheds
02/06/2020

Right now, the Forest Service is in the first round of public comments for the Zigzag Project. Please follow the link below to see some example Talking Points and submit your own comments, concerns, recommendations, and questions to the Forest Service in the early stages of the project development....read more

image of mt hood across trillum lake, surrounded by coniferous forest and reflected in the lakeBark Alert: Sandy and Salmon River Ecosystems Threatened
01/31/2020

Now, after a decades-long moratorium on logging, the Forest Service is under pressure to meet the Trump administration’s increased timber volume quotas with the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale and proposes to log mature forests in the upper reaches of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds.​...read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Zigzag Timber Sale Campaign Meeting #4
Mon, Mar 30th at 6:00 pm

UPDATE: Our March 25th meeting will be a virtual meeting, Courtney will set up a Zoom meeting. Stay tuned.

There... read more

A group of people squatting in the forest around a large map, pointing intently
POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thu, Apr 2nd at 6:00 pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone the April 2nd/April 5th groundtruthing trainings to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups, which is required to learn this work. ... read more

groundtruther in red outdoor jacket holding a measuring tape against a large tree trunk in the forest
POSTPONED: Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Sun, Apr 5th at 9:00 am

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone the April 2nd/April 5th groundtruthing trainings to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups, which is required to learn this work. ... read more

close up of a pile of husked chestnuts next to whole ones with text that reads ecology club second wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30
POSTPONED: April Ecology Club: 1 Million Chestnuts
Wed, Apr 8th at 6:30 pm

Regretfully, Bark has decided to postpone this event to a later date, TBD. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus develops, we will take steps to reschedule these important trainings when it is safe to again gather in groups. Please stay tuned!... read more

view of mt hood on a clear day, surrounded by deep green conifer trees, bright blue sky and one cloud overhead
Spring Volunteer Orientation
Thu, Apr 16th at 6:00 pm

Are you interested in getting involved with Bark? Come to this open house and see what our work is all about. Get plugged into upcoming... read more

image of mixed, almost old growth conifers from the trunks up to the gray sky
April Bark About Hike: Climate Change and the Zigzag Timber Sale
Sun, Apr 19th at 9:00 am

Join Bark and 350PDX this month for a hike focused on carbon storage... read more

hand drawn illustration of mt. hood in front of a field of native plant species with a sign held by birds reading free mt. hood
Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wed, Apr 22nd at 5:45 pm

While Bark has been successful in stopping thousands of acres of commercial logging on these public lands, the root source of these... read more

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale

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