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Color photo taken from a car in the city, stopped at a railroad crossing where a car of milled lumber rolls by. The tall stacks of wood are spraypainted with a stencil that reads "Mt. Hood"While I'm Leaving the Outreach Team, I'll Continue Barking About This Work
10/07/2021

When I first started canvassing for Bark back in the Spring of 2013, I knew next to nothing about National Forests. At the time, Bark was engaged in a legal battle to
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A composite photo of a comment writing workshop. The top panel zooms in on people around a table writing letters to the Forest Service, pens in hand. The bottom photo shows most of the room, filled with people whose heads are hunched over their tables.Industrial logging returns to Upper Sandy River + Trillium Lake
09/30/2021

Public action reduced the Zigzag Timber Sale by a quarter, but the outdated Forest Plan still puts timber over climate resilience....read more

A color photograph of trees charred after the Riverside fire. In front, dozens have been cut down by the nearby yellow construction equipment. Up on the hill behind them, charred trees are still alive and standing against a cloudy blue sky.Victory! Forest Service Takes Bark’s Advice.
09/16/2021

Plan for hundreds of miles of hasty, post-fire logging now redesigned thanks to collaboration with Bark....read more

[Aerial photograph of a large beaver dam holding back water deep into the summer near Little Crater Lake, taken by Bark 2021. The beautiful clouded sky is reflected in the water of the dam, which is surrounded by lush green meadow and lined by conifers on either side]Action Alert: Water Security is Worth a Dam!
09/02/2021

Let’s remind politicians of what beaver can and must do, the protections they need, and that all tools must be available when tackling the climate crisis. Grab some pen, paper & stamps and call for a moratorium on beaver trapping in Oregon!...read more

Color photograph of a beaver, brown fur wet, clasping its own hands next to woody debris on a rock in front of some reflective water.Beaver, nature’s original flood managers, also boosts fire resilience.
07/21/2021

Beaver restoration efforts can provide exponential benefit to communities and landscapes impacted by fire events....read more

[Image of Brenna taken from below. She is measuring the circumference of a large fir marked for logging, surrounded by other mature, tall firs in the Airstrip Timber Sale, 2012]A Love Letter to Barkers
07/08/2021

Brenna says farewell to Bark and creates space for a new energetic voice to strengthen Bark’s ongoing advocacy to defend and restore Mt. Hood National Forest in alignment with environmental justice principles. ...read more

Mature beaver crouching in the water, snacking on a willow branch. The water is clear and you can see the river rocks clearly.Op Ed: "Beaver are nature's firefighters. So why is California killing them" -San Francisco Chronicle
06/30/2021

This article was originally printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 26, 2021 and referenced only California. While the budget numbers and numbers of dead beavers vary between California and Oregon, the question is also being asked by Oregonians: "Why is Oregon killing beaver in the face of the science, economics and desperate need for water, natural fire breaks and salmon recovery?" Who benefits from the continued killing and who loses?...read more

Photo of a mature tree, bark black from the September 2020 fire but still alive, now cut and laying on the ground in front of two other piles of trees just like it. They were alive until logged.Action Alert: A View from the Ground
06/24/2021

Take two actions! Together, we implore both ODOT + USFS to end mismanaged roadside tree removal and protect what is left of the beloved river corridor....read more

Image of Bark volunteers + staff huddled over a plastic tub filled with stream water. All are wearing ball caps and flannel, while studying its contents closely in the forestFieldwork is Fire Resilience
06/10/2021

The forest looks vastly different this year than last, and while this has been especially destabilizing for some, it has also created a unique opportunity for us to connect with an ecosystem that has evolved with fire....read more

Committing to Environmental Justice
05/27/2021

We need a justice-based vision of place-based responsibility and belonging. ...read more

Community Care is Part of Post-Fire Recovery
05/21/2021

An essential part of responding to the 2020 fires is addressing climate change and its impacts on our communities....read more

Bark is hiring a Development Coordinator!
05/14/2021

Position is open until filled. We will start reviewing applications during the week of May 24th, 2021. ...read more

Color aerial photo of Highway 224, where trees that saw fire in September 2020 have been over logged exposing the forest floor to the sun. The Clackamas River runs alongside the road, and gleams in the sun before a swath of unlogged forest.What Will Emerge from this Moment?
05/06/2021

How can we break from the cycle of extraction and destruction that has defined our era?...read more

Image of a Senator Merkley at a public gathering with signage that reads "keep it in the ground"Action Alert: Keep it in the Forest!
04/29/2021

Keeping carbon in the forest is one of the best near-term actions to take for climate mitigation that Oregon can contribute to the world. Contact Sen. Merkley today!...read more

alt="Color photo of a young woman with red hair on a Portland bridge during a march. She is surrounded by people.Bark’s New Board Members Aren’t Fooling Around!
04/01/2021

Bark is celebrating three new board members, Abigail Singer, Executive Director of Rogue Farm Corps and co-founder of Rising Tide North America; Caleb Mammen, a Portland attorney representing labor unions and workers; and Edin Cook, co-founder of SunrisePDX.  ...read more

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