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BLM Issues Decision on WOPR
01/05/2009

The BLM finalized a plan that would nearly triple the timber harvest on 2.6 million acres of land in western Oregon, despite objections from environmental groups and Gov. Kulongoski....read more

Forest initiative puts Mt. Hood on radar
01/01/2009

Decaying Forest Service logging roads are marked for restoration in an initiative attached to the Economic Stimulus Package currently being planned by Congress and President-elect Obama’s transition team....read more

Forest Service plans to clear legal path for pipeline in Mount Hood forest
12/25/2008

The Oregonian reports that the Forest Service plans to loosen environmental laws in Mt. Hood National Forest for the Palomar Pipeline....read more

Wyden Objects to Planned Pipeline Through Mt. Hood
12/18/2008

Senator Wyden has come out with a letter to the Forest Service, strongly opposing amendments to rules on Mt. Hood to allow for the Palomar Pipeline....read more

Obama Names Picks for Agriculture and Interior
12/17/2008

Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado is picked to lead the Interior Department and former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, will lead the Department of Agriculture....read more

Palomar files for FERC application, despite comment period extension
12/12/2008

Palomar files application with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission weeks before public input is registered....read more

National Coalition Announces Push to Create a Forest Watershed Restoration Corps
12/11/2008

Borrowing a page from history and one of the most popular New Deal programs, The Legacy Roads Restoration Initiative today proposed a program to create a $500 million Forest Watershed Restoration Corps within the National Forest Service....read more

In our view Dec. 9: Protecting Pinchot
12/09/2008

Fragile forest does not need more off-road vehicle trails. External combustion in our forests is bad enough. There’s certainly no need for any increase in internal combustion....read more

National Forest visitors down, no one knows why
12/04/2008

Recreation in national forests has declined; land managers attribute it to outside circumstances, critics claim hiking and camping fees are the real deterrents....read more

Obama's First One Hundred Days
12/04/2008

Environmental groups announce their Hope for President-Elect Obama's first hundred days in office....read more

Oklahoma senator once again holds up Mount Hood legislation
11/15/2008

An Oklahoma senator who makes frequent light of what he calls examples of Oregon "pork" spending once again blocked new Mount Hood wilderness legislation Friday, despite wide support in the rest of the Senate....read more

Video from Highland Fling Timber Sale
11/12/2008

Seven minute video featuring the October Bark Field Trip to the Bureau of Land Managements Highland Fling Timber Sale....read more

Amy HarwoodBark's Amy Harwood wins Skidmore Prize
11/12/2008

Amy and three other local non-profit heroes have been chosen from dozens of nominations to receive this year’s Skidmore Prize from the Willamette Week....read more

Bark's analysis of election and its impact on Mt. Hood National F orest
11/08/2008

Bark assesses how five races: President-elect Barack Obama, Senator-elect Jeff Merkley, Congressman-elect Kurt Schrader, Oregon treasurer-elect Ben Westlund, and Oregon Secretary of State-elect Kate Brown, could change the future of Mt. Hood and America's....read more

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