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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

Color photograph of back hoe doing roadside logging from previous timber sale in Fan Unit,Action Alert: Raise your voice to protect the Clackamas River!
03/17/2021

The Forest Service moves to keep old roads open for logging as a "public safety effort"...?!...read more

Color photo of a beaver, partially submerged in low greenish waters swimming towards the left of the frame. The beaver's brown fur is wet and is reflected on the rippling waterAction Alert: Protect and restore beavers’ rightful home in the Beaver State!
03/03/2021

Three pro-beaver bills are coming up in Oregon legislature that need your help to pass. Beaver is a keystone species that supports wildlife, fish, forests, and humans alike....read more

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

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