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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

Bark Alert: What is a Forest?
05/05/2020

How does defining a forest affect our climate's future?  ...read more

Update: Barking from Home
04/29/2020

Our grassroots efforts have gone virtual!...read more

Bark Alert: Envisioning the Future, Investing in Resilience
04/23/2020

Over the past 20 years, Bark volunteers have played a critical role in protecting and advocating for Mt. Hood National Forest. As climate change begins to impact this place that we care for and love, it is time once again to come together and ensure that the forest is strong and healthy for decades to come....read more

Press Release: Ninth Circuit Sends Forest Service Back to Drawing Board
04/13/2020

Court finds significant gaps, scientific errors and uncertainty in Forest Service’s environmental assessment....read more

Forest Watch Update: Good News for the Forest!
04/04/2020

We won the Crystal Clear lawsuit! As many of you know, for three and a half years, Bark has led a trio of environmental nonprofits in raising serious objections to the Crystal Clear "Restoration Project"....read more

Build Community with Bark
04/02/2020

Now is the time to show up—not only for the causes we hold dear—but to support the many local businesses who have been hit especially hard due to the demands of the times....read more

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

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