LATEST NEWS

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

Waucoma Timber Sale Comments Due
03/19/2020

I know you are likely juggling more than usual today, so I hope you won’t mind my asking for a few moments of your time right now to submit your comment to protect some of Mt. Hood’s most remote forest from destructive logging. I deeply respect your time and support of Bark’s work!...read more

Bark Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy and Protocols
03/16/2020

The purpose of this policy is to keep our employees and community safe and healthy in light of the unfolding novel coronavirus situation and with the acknowledgement that health is a community effort....read more

Comments Due to Protect Environmental Review
03/05/2020

In short, the Trump Administration’s proposals to change the NEPA rules significantly exclude the public and the environment from the decision-making process....read more

volunteer groundtruther writing on a clipboard in the snowy forestBark Alert: Watchdogs are Prepared, Whatever the Weather
02/20/2020

This winter, all hands have been on deck to challenge the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale. Our volunteers have been busy groundtruthing in the snow, coordinating info sessions for the surrounding communities, and creating effective comments to defend this area....read more

Bark is Hiring a Contracted Forest Watch Assistant
02/19/2020

Bark is requesting proposals for a Forest Watch contractor to improve and assist in implementing the organization’s fieldwork and other volunteer programs....read more

Draft unit map of numbered, proposed logging units around Lolo Pass road and the 1825 roadComments Due on Proposed Logging in Upper Sandy and Salmon River Watersheds
02/06/2020

Right now, the Forest Service is in the first round of public comments for the Zigzag Project. Please follow the link below to see some example Talking Points and submit your own comments, concerns, recommendations, and questions to the Forest Service in the early stages of the project development....read more

image of mt hood across trillum lake, surrounded by coniferous forest and reflected in the lakeBark Alert: Sandy and Salmon River Ecosystems Threatened
01/31/2020

Now, after a decades-long moratorium on logging, the Forest Service is under pressure to meet the Trump administration’s increased timber volume quotas with the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale and proposes to log mature forests in the upper reaches of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds.​...read more

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