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Fire + Merkley Summer 2019

August Ecology Club: What is the Future of Fire in the Cascades?

In August, we're excited to invite Andy McEvoy to present his research on forest fire in the Cascade Range. Andy is a Masters student at Portland State University in the Department of Environmental Science and Management. His research focuses on modeling future fire activity in west-side Cascade forests and he is eager for his work to help communities better plan for future conditions.

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.

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 Fire

This is so awesome when you think about it; the ways in which the creeks we frequent, the streamside forests and the salmon have evolved together in such intricate, amazing ways over the eons.

Ride On

While the Forest Service’s blank check approach to fire suppression is a problem that needs attention and creative solutions; none should include a mandate for increased, expedited logging on public lands.

February Ecology Club: Wildlife tracking

This month we are excited to have the friendly folks from Cascadia Wild join us to discuss wildlife tracking and the amazing work that they do for the critters of Mt Hood!

January Ecology Club: Searching for Bigfoot

This month we will be joined by Joe Beelart, author of the newly released Oregon Bigfoot Highway, a collection of stories of Bigfoot sightings in the Clackamas watershed of Mt. Hood National Forest!

Bark Alert: Spinning Fire

What if I told you the number of acres burning this summer is not actually more than should be expected? What if the Forest Service policy of suppressing all fire ignitions wastes millions of federal dollars? What if the media has it all wrong?