hand drawn illustration of mt. hood in front of a field of native plant species with a sign held by birds reading free mt. hood Free Mt. Hood Campaign Committee
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Since 1999, Bark has pushed back on proposals to clearcut native forest, build roads through sensitive drinking watersheds and over hiking trails, and sell off the exceptional wildlife habitat of burned forest to private logging companies. While we have been successful in saving thousands of... read more

light cover of snow on coniferous leaves of a cedar and doug fir forest January Bark About Hike: The Ecology of Edges
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Start your new year off with a beautiful, reflective hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Bark Abouts are usually on the 2nd Sunday, but sometimes we change the schedule. Like this time!... read more

line of volunteers walking along a trail in old growth forest Zigzag Timber Sale Campaign Meeting #2
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

There hasn't been any logging in the Zigzag District of Mt. Hood in almost 25 years. Fast growing, carbon-rich forests are bouncing back from a century of clear cut logging and the recreation opportunities are world-class. Salmon recovery in the Sandy River watershed has had a disproportionately... read more

Understory Book Club: Title TBD
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm

A unit of the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale in Mt. Hood National Forest Zigzag Timber Sale NEPA comment writing workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Breaking a 20-year moratorium on logging in the Zigzag Ranger District, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing the Zigzag Integrated Resource Project. The project area includes approximately 2,700 acres of logging with timber production as the main motivation. This is in response to the Trump... read more

rodent tracks in the snow next to a paperback book with ruler for scale February Bark About Hike: Wildlife Tracking
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Bark and Cascadia Wild this month for a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest! Cascadia Wild's work is dedicated to... read more

overlooking a green, vegetative expanse with a cloudy gray sky overhead March Bark About: Today and Yesterday
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 8:30am to 6:00pm

Join Gradey for Bark’s free monthly hike as we explore timber sales of today and yesterday. Igroundtruthing is Bark’s method of gathering site specific information about an area proposed... read more

March Ecology Club
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This event is free + open to the public. If you have any questions, reach out to us at 503.331.0374 or email michael@bark-out.org
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark... read more

April Bark About Hike
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public... read more

close up texture of mint green lichen on red tree bark May Bark About: Lichen Hike
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us to explore the unbelievable world of lichens! Lichens do everything from "fixing" atmospheric nitrogen to providing key nesting materials for birds. Are lichens organisms or ecosystems? Are they fungal greenhouses or algal farmsteads? Find out for yourself this month with Bark's lichen... read more