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smoky view of st. johns neighborhood street in portland, oregon. cars, homes, trees, and power lines are obscured through the gray blanket of hazeBark Alert: Fire Ecology, Smoke Safety + Community Resources
09/17/2020

Through the haze, we want to offer some clarity on what we know about the fire in Oregon’s forests and to share resources on what we can all do right away to protect ourselves and to help those with the greatest need right now....read more

Gnarl Ridge fire near Tilly Jane areaFire Policy
09/12/2020

Read Bark's Fire Policy, background information, and fire science resources.

You can read an abbreviated version of Bark's Fire Policy here and find the full policy including background information and a list of fire science resources in the document linked below. ...read more

group of volunteers surveying new growth in a previous burn area from the 36 Pit fire in 2014. Foreground shows sprigs of bright new green against the rocky soil.Bark Alert: Learning Lessons from the Land
09/10/2020

As I write, Mt. Hood National Forest is burning. Several new fires are burning through the Clackamas River Ranger District and information is changing by the minute. But, since August 17th, I’ve had my eyes on the White River Fire on the east side of Mt. Hood National Forest....read more

Are you ready to pick up Bark’s tools for forest defense?
09/03/2020

Rad◦i◦cle {the first root of a seedling to emerge during germination} is Bark’s free Activist Training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing.
The series starts tonight! Join us!
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view on Trillium Lake from a bright blue kayak. Vista faces the pine-ridged shore line on a sunny dayAction Alert: Zigzag Timber Sale Comments are Due Next Monday
08/04/2020

The Mt. Hood Forest Service is again under pressure to meet rising timber volume quotas by logging forests in the headwaters of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds. Approximately 2,013 acres would be logged to meet the goals of the "Zigzag Integrated Resource Project". The Forest Service is accepting public comment on the project’s draft Environmental Assessment (EA or PA) until August 10th (next Monday!). ...read more

Zigzag Timber Sale Public Comment Writing Resources
07/24/2020

Public comment periods are required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which requires...read more

Bark Volunteers measuring a large tree in Crystal Clear Timber Sale with gleeAction Alert: Take action to increase forest carbon storage!
07/23/2020

Please send a letter to ODF and the Commission encouraging them to begin a science-based process to reform Oregon's forest practices to protect water quality, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and store more carbon. ...read more

Bark Signs onto Letter: Cost-Effective Policy Proposal to Increase Forest-Carbon Stocks
07/23/2020

July 23, 2020


Oregon Global Warming Commission
Attn: Catherine Macdonald
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


CC:
Peter Daugherty
Oregon Board of...read more

image of mt. hood's sandy glacier, blue sky, reddish rockSpecial Alert: Zigzag Comments are due and we are hiring for Development Director
07/16/2020

Logging in Zigzag could impact sensitive species, critical salmon habitat, high-value recreation economies, and climate resilience....read more

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

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