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Beaver, nature’s original flood managers, also boosts fire resilience.

Beaver restoration efforts can provide exponential benefit to communities and landscapes impacted by fire events.

Community Care is Part of Post-Fire Recovery

An essential part of responding to the 2020 fires is addressing climate change and its impacts on our communities.

What Will Emerge from this Moment?

How can we break from the cycle of extraction and destruction that has defined our era?

Tell Oregon’s Federal Delegation to Halt Post-Fire Logging on Federal Lands!

Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to log thousands of acres of fire-impacted federal public lands across the state. The Trump Administration’s recent expansion in the size of logging projects that can be “categorically excluded” from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on lands managed by the BLM is one way federal agencies are planning to permit the large-scale logging of fire-affected public lands with little public oversight, process or transparency. 

Living in a Land of Fire

We need to change the policies that are still embedded in the culture of fire suppression to reflect what has always been true: This is a land of fire and we need to learn to live with it.

Riverside Fire Information Resources

The Clackamas River watershed is a favorite place for many Barkers — we have hiked, camped, fished, rafted, groundtruthed all over this region, from Eagle Creek to the Collawash. And now it has changed.  As the immediate threat to homes and communities from the Riverside Fire has subsided, we are trying to understand where it burned, how it burned, and what this will mean for the forest of the future.  Bark has been gathering information and resources to help answer these questions, and we'd like to share a few with you.  As we learn more, we'll share more! 

October Ecology Club: Smokey the Beaver!

Never has there been a more pressing time to discuss what opportunities humans have to better coexist with wildfire.

Bark Alert: Fire Ecology, Smoke Safety + Community Resources

Through the haze, we want to offer some clarity on what we know about the fire in Oregon’s forests and to share resources on what we can all do right away to protect ourselves and to help those with the greatest need right now.

Bark Alert: Learning Lessons from the Land

As I write, Mt. Hood National Forest is burning. Several new fires are burning through the Clackamas River Ranger District and information is changing by the minute. But, since August 17th, I’ve had my eyes on the White River Fire on the east side of Mt. Hood National Forest.

Fire + Merkley Summer 2019

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