LATEST NEWS

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

Audio: Discussion of Mt. Hood Off Highway Vehicle Plan
10/13/2009

Audio from October monthly Bark-About hike to La Dee Flats along Forest Service Road 4610, one of the many Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) sites recently proposed for Mt. Hood National Forest....read more

BarkersBark Celebrates Ten Years!
10/09/2009

Thanks to all who made our tenth anniversary celebration such a great success....read more

Mt. Hood art auction- Auction is now closed
09/25/2009

The sale of over 40 Mt. Hood sketches by prominent Portlanders like Ursula LeGuin, Commissioner Randy Leonard, and many more raised over $10,000 for Bark!...read more

National forest considers limits on off-highway vehicles
09/09/2009

The Mount Hood National Forest ultimately could close many miles or roads and trails to operators of off-highway vehicles, but first it will gauge public opinion — which could be strongly divided....read more

Court Strikes Down 2005 Change to Forest Roadless Rule
08/06/2009

Today a federal court upheld protections for roadless forests....read more

Bush-era Northwest logging plan withdrawn
07/16/2009

Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) was withdrawn by officials today. The plan would have increased old-growth logging on federal lands throughout Oregon, Washington, and northern California....read more

Oregon's national forests and those in other states will see limits to where ATVs can ride
07/13/2009

Off-highway vehicle planning in Oregon's national forests raise concerns about the expansive road system and the ability of land managers to effectively control motorized recreation....read more

Quiet Recreation Jeopardized by the Mt. Hood Off-Road Plan
07/13/2009

With an off-road plan that leaves quiet recreation, clean water, and wildlife in the dust, a group of advocates begin work on a citizen's plan for Mt. Hood National Forest....read more

Studies foresee dilemma over forest carbon storage
07/08/2009

Scientists conclude in two government-funded studies that forests in the Pacific Northwest have a huge potential to store more carbon to combat global warming, but not if they are heavily thinned to prevent wildfire....read more

Career forester named US Forest Service chief
06/17/2009

Montana forester Tom Tidwell is the new head of the U.S. Forest Service....read more

FERC Announces Palomar Pipeline Alternative Route
06/15/2009

A 30-day public comment period opens up regarding a new alternative to the Palomar Pipeline route....read more

Making Noise About “Quiet Recreation” In National Forests
06/12/2009

In the ongoing dispute between OHV riders and quiet users of national forests, a new report by an Oregon State University professor concludes"quiet recreation" plays a bigger role than OHV use in supporting local economies....read more

Rep. Schrader introduces Wild and Scenic designation for the Molalla River
06/10/2009

Rep. Schrader introduced a measure to designate segments of the Molalla River as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System....read more

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