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.

Beaver restoration efforts can provide exponential benefit to communities and landscapes impacted by fire 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

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. 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

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? 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

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

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 more

Committing to Environmental Justice

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

Community Care is Part of Post-Fire Recovery

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

Bark is hiring a Development Coordinator!

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

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

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! 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!

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. 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!

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

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 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

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.] 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!

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