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Bark volunteers measure DBH in Mt. Hood National ForestGroundtruthing Isn't Easy
12/06/2018

 I've measured tree after tree, mapped streams and wetlands, tracked signs of wildlife, and climbed up and down steep ravines to see with my own eyes the full breadth of what will be lost if a sale goes through. I now know what "forest health" proposals really mean in 2018. And I can tell you it's quite different than what my former self and most other people imagine....read more

two beavers near a stream David MoskowitzCould Beavers Save Us?
12/04/2018

Beaver dams create wetlands that help decrease the impacts of floods, recharge drinking water aquifers, protect watersheds from drought, decrease erosion, remove toxic pollutants, create habitat for threatened salmon, and much more!...read more

The Results are In. Now the work Begins.
11/09/2018

Voters didn’t get the chance to weigh in directly on the future of Mt. Hood National Forest on Election Day, but if we had, I have no doubt that those of us who live in the communities that surround these water-filtering, carbon sequestering, literally life-sustaining forests would have made the right choice!...read more

Tending Tomorrow: Bark's Winter Fundraising Campaign
11/08/2018

Ecological tending is the sustained, reciprocal interaction between people and forests. It requires applying oneself to the essential care of something by working with its natural tendencies without inferring control over them....read more

Application Period Extended for Exec. Director and Development Director
10/09/2018

Bark seeks to add staff members who thrive in brave spaces, working with diverse co-workers, volunteers, and community partners....read more

Base Camp After Party!
10/03/2018

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30 PM PDT
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Barking Up Our Own Tree
09/29/2018

Bark’s Board, staff, and volunteers are renewing our commitment to root out oppression in all it forms throughout our organization and our work, and we are asking for your support. ...read more

Bark is Back in Court
09/12/2018

For the first time since 2013, Bark has filed a lawsuit against Mt. Hood National Forest in federal court. On Monday, Bark, together with Cascadia Wildlands, WildEarth Guardians and Oregon Wild, challenged the Crystal Clear Restoration Project which is slated to log almost 12,000 ...read more

Bark is Hiring Three Positions
09/10/2018

Bark seeks to add staff members who thrive in brave spaces, working with diverse co-workers, volunteers, and community partners. People find connection to forests, water, and wildlife for many, often personal, reasons. Even in conflict, we honor this connection and hope to find common ground for the just, equitable, thriving future we all deserve. If you are a person with strong values, matched with empathic view of the world, we hope you’ll apply!...read more

Mt. Hood and East Fork Hood RiverFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SUE OVER CRYSTAL CLEAR TIMBER SALE, MT. HOOD
09/10/2018

Portland, OR - Environmental defense groups filed suit in the Federal Court for the District of Oregon today challenging the U.S. Forest Service over a massive Mt. Hood timber sale they claim undermines public process, threatens endangered species habitat, and increases fire hazard....read more

Base Camp 2018 Details
08/16/2018

Starting next week, from August 22-September 3, Bark will be hosting Base Camp – an amazing chance to get involved with the critical work to defend the forest surrounding Mt. Hood, to learn from and connect with folks working towards environmental justice in our region, and to enjoy and learn about our backyard forest ecosystem....read more

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