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Color photograph of a mountain range on a sunny day with superimposed text that reads: 39th PIELC March 1-7, 2021An Annual Gathering of Environmentalists Worldwide
02/24/2021

Have you heard of the University of Oregon’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), also called “E.Law”? For 39 years, it's been an international gathering of environmental lawyers, activists, educators, organizers, students, sharing with, and learning from, each other. [Disclaimer for BIPOC: This year, the conference has much less to offer on environmental justice topics than we've seen in past years.]...read more

Square image with black and white photo in the background showing a hill logged after fire with text that reads: take action, oregon's forests are in danger. Over 10,000 acres of fire-impacted public forest are on the chopping block"Tell Oregon’s Federal Delegation to Halt Post-Fire Logging on Federal Lands!
02/03/2021

Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to log thousands of acres of fire-impacted federal public...read more

Color photograph showing a cloudless blue sky behind Mt. Hood completely blanketed with snow. Snow dusted conifers stretch before the mountain, looking grayer in the distance and deep green in the foregroundWhat will a Biden Administration mean for forests?
01/28/2021

Here’s a look at Biden’s appointees and executive orders most relevant to Bark’s work pushing for policies that respect communities, forests, water and climate....read more

Photograph of the Clackamas River in winter. Some woody debris has piled up in the middle, creating wildlife habitat and slowing the river's current.Journey Down The Clackamas, with the Clackamas River Basin Council!
01/21/2021

On March 9, Clackamas River Basin Council will launch a year-long series of free seminars about our unique watershed and its natural resources, from the river’s birth in alpine springs to its confluence with the Willamette River. Subjects range from geology, water quality and forestry to fish, recreational, cultural and public policy issues....read more

Free forest activist training, book club, Free Mt. Hood committee and more!
01/14/2021

Whether you are a past, current, or future volunteer, thank you for showing up for Mt. Hood’s forests, waters, wildlife, and the communities of people who benefit from this vibrant ecosystem!...read more

julie excited in the forest with arms and a leg with a snowshow up in the airA Year for Change
12/31/2020

Your end-of-year donation helps as we all work together to address the troubling history of the creation of public lands, to restore wetland and beaver habitats, to amplify the need to coexist with and prepare for fire, and to enhance an outdated forest plan to ensure that climate resilience becomes a crucial element....read more

group photo of Bark's outreach teamChange is Made by the People
12/29/2020

This year alone, Bark has had 12,000 conversations with supporters, like you. Each time we are inspired and energized by amazing conversations with those who stand with us as we fight for meaningful changes to the Management Plan for Mt. Hood's forests....read more

A Tale of Two Streams
12/23/2020

Bark advocates for proactive restoration that prioritizes the health of watersheds and forests for decades to come. For the last two years, Bark has worked to identify beaver habitats and prepare to reintroduce beavers to Mt. Hood National Forest. Beavers' effect on ecosystems makes them powerful partners in mitigating the effects of climate change. Observe the benefits beavers bring to their environments in this Tale of Two Streams....read more

From One Forest to Another
12/16/2020

Much has changed already in our view of Northwest forests. By staying connected to what happens in local forests, we can set an example to help people throughout the region protect the places most precious to them....read more

Exploring opportunities for change
12/08/2020

The current Forest Management Plan allows the agency to continue to act as if the climate isn’t changing....read more

Bark Supports Rep. Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior
12/07/2020

We can think of no better person to run the Department of the Interior....read more

against a backdrop of blackened trees, new lime green growth springs forth from the forest floorLiving in a Land of Fire
12/01/2020

We need to change the policies that are still embedded in the culture of fire suppression to reflect what has always been true: This is a land of fire and we need to learn to live with it....read more

Bark volunteer standing in the middle of a wetland, chartreuse in color on a clear sunny day A Thriving Ecosytem
11/19/2020

We are all part of a larger ecosystem and the outcomes that it produces. Every moment that we are not actively working to change it is also a moment in which we are complicit in its sweeping inertia....read more

Action Alert: Urge ODFW to restore Mt. Hood's Beavers!
11/11/2020

Please take a moment to urge the Commission to vote in favor of initiating the rulemaking process to increase protections for beavers on federal lands in Oregon....read more

Group of Bark volunteers at an event to Free Mt. HoodActivated by Uncertainty
11/05/2020

We can never know exactly what challenge awaits us, yet we are none-the-less responsible for providing the effort, vision, and adaptability to shape change for the better....read more

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