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Obama proclaims 40th anniversary of NEPA
01/13/2010

Despite Bush administration attacks, the National Environmental Policy Act continues to ensure transparent environmental decisions and government accountability....read more

Taming Oregon's Backlog of Aging Forest Roads
12/24/2009

Oregon contains 69,000 miles of National Forest roads. This vast network of roads harms our water supply and salmon, but now the Forest Service has the funding to do something about these roads....read more

Judge upholds surveys for species before logging
12/21/2009

The ruling Thursday from U.S. District Court in Seattle effectively strikes down the last surviving piece of the Bush administration's strategy to boost logging in spotted owl territory....read more

Bills would push more national forest thinning
12/09/2009

The bills drew support from Tom Partin, president of the American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry group....read more

Photo of SpringNestle Bottling Plant Proposed for Columbia Gorge
12/07/2009

Bottling a hundred million gallons annually, Nestle is seeking to turn a profit on our most valuable public resource....read more

CLIMATE: Forest Service 'dramatically reshaping' plans in response to warming
12/03/2009

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has directed the agency's regions and research stations to jointly produce draft "landscape conservation action plans" by March 1 to guide its day-to-day response to climate change....read more

November Bark Mushroom Field Trip
11/23/2009

Field trip to identify and collect edible mushrooms. This is the full length monthly "Bark for Mt. Hood" program produced for Public Access television here in Portland Oregon....read more

Tattooing an Icon
11/23/2009

Icon Tattoo raises big money for Bark....read more

This Bark has a Bite
11/09/2009

Mountain Times Article about Bark's recent presentation on the Mt. Hood OHV Plan with the Rhododendron Community Planning Organization....read more

Bark Joins Lawsuit Against Bush-Era Energy Planning
11/07/2009

Conservation organizations and a western Colorado county today filed a legal challenge to a Bush-era plan that designated energy corridors that promote coal-fired and other fossil-fuel power plants....read more

Mt. Hood National Forest on Path to Limit Off-road Vehicles
11/04/2009

"We do believe people have a right to use the forest, but we don't think it's right for people to be going into the backcountry and abusing it," said Amy Harwood of the Portland group Bark....read more

Oregonians speak out for a fair Mt. Hood OHV Plan
10/30/2009

In the short 60-day comment period, nearly 1,000 Oregonians demanded a fair OHV Plan that protects clean water, quiet recreation, and wildlife habitat....read more

Off-road vehicles, wilderness don't mix on Mount Hood
10/26/2009

Oregonian Guest Column by Kate McCarthy...read more

Mt. Hood Off-Highway Vehicle Plan
10/23/2009

As many as 325 miles of off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes will be designated in Mt. Hood National Forest. Help Bark groundtruth the proposed areas today......read more

Fungi in Mt. Hood National Forest!
10/22/2009

Every October Bark leads a very popular field trip to educate people about fungi in general and mushrooms in particular. Included in this report is a 5 minute video from that hike....read more

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