Fire + Merkley Summer 2019

Fire is Native to Oregon

Large scale commercial logging is a newcomer to this land, while the forests have burning as long as there have been forests. Much of this burning was intentional, as the indigenous Chinook, Kalapuya, Molalla, Wishram & Wasco 


Lawmakers strike deal on wildfire spending

A long-term plan to pay for the rising cost of wildfires came back from the brink of collapse and was set to be included in an omnibus spending bill today, congressional and forest industry sources said.

Fear, Fire and Fact in Mt. Hood

Bark taught me the truth about fire

Last month, I attended Bark’s Staff Attorney Brenna’s presentation on Fire Policy. It was great!

After the Smoke Clears: Troutdale Fire Forum

Wednesday, November 29
McMenamins Edgefield, Blackberry Hall, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale

After the Smoke Clears: Hood River Fire Forum

Hood River Barkers! Learn more about the impact of the fire on the Gorge and what you can do to help the forests naturally recover and protect cherished public lands into the future. 

After the Smoke Clears: PDX Fire Forum

An educational forum on the Eagle Creek fires, their impact on the Columbia Gorge, and how you can help with the recovery.

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.