Crystal Clear Timber Sale

Judge Approves Old-Growth Logging in Mt. Hood

The best available science tells us that logging mature and old growth forests does not improve forest health, reduce fire severity or improve spotted owl habitat. You may have joined Bark in pointing this out to the Forest Service during the public comment period. When the Forest Service failed to incorporate the scientific research into their final decision, Bark decided to challenge the project in court.

Bark is Back in Court

For the first time since 2013, Bark has filed a lawsuit against Mt. Hood National Forest in federal court. On Monday, Bark, together with Cascadia Wildlands, WildEarth Guardians and Oregon Wild, challenged the Crystal Clear Restoration Project which is slated to log almost 12,000


Portland, OR - Environmental defense groups filed suit in the Federal Court for the District of Oregon today challenging the U.S. Forest Service over a massive Mt. Hood timber sale they claim undermines public process, threatens endangered species habitat, and increases fire hazard.

Fear, Fire and Fact in Mt. Hood

Bark Opposes 12,000+ acres of Logging

“Much of what the Forest Service has described as the ‘desired future conditions’ which logging would create - such as stand density and percentage of canopy cover - already exists in these areas” said Bark’s Forest Watch Coordinator Michael Krochta.

Camping, policy, field work; Bark does it all.

Last Friday, I got to see first-hand how well this team pulls together, especially under pressure. After 12 years volunteering with Bark, my new role of Interim Executive Director gives me a whole new perspective on the scale of our work.

Preliminary Environmental Assessment Released: Crystal Clear Timber Sale

The Mt. Hood National Forest has recently released a Preliminary Assessment for the Crystal Clear Restoration Project located on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts. The Forest Service is now seeking comments from those that may be interested in or affected by this project.

Base Camp is next month!

August 24th through September 7th in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Big timber sale proposed in Mount Hood National Forest

"It is a truly enormous project," Bell said. "Bark has been working on Mount Hood timber sales for 15 years, and this is the largest we've seen."