Mt. Hood Off-Highway Vehicle Plan

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 more

Fungi in Mt. Hood National Forest!

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 more

Audio: Discussion of Mt. Hood Off Highway Vehicle Plan

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 more

BarkersBark Celebrates Ten Years!

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

Mt. Hood art auction- Auction is now closed

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! more

National forest considers limits on off-highway vehicles

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 more

Court Strikes Down 2005 Change to Forest Roadless Rule

Today a federal court upheld protections for roadless more

Bush-era Northwest logging plan withdrawn

Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) was withdrawn by officials today.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 more

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

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 more

Quiet Recreation Jeopardized by the Mt. Hood Off-Road Plan

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 more

Studies foresee dilemma over forest carbon storage

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 more

Career forester named US Forest Service chief

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

FERC Announces Palomar Pipeline Alternative Route

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

Making Noise About “Quiet Recreation” In National Forests

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 more

Rep. Schrader introduces Wild and Scenic designation for the Molalla River

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