A Mt.Hood Lovers' Poem

did you get my love notes?
 on the wings of chickadees
dripping down the lichen curtains more

Analysis of New Threats to the Forest

Can we say unprecedented disaster?  The barrage of presidential Executive Orders and congressional actions is not easy to keep up with nor is it clear what to do in response. To help ease more

Bark embraces organized labor in our office

Leaders from the labor union Communications Workers of America and Bark, the local watchdog organization protecting Mt. Hood National Forest, have announced that Bark’s canvassing staff joined CWA Local 7901 union. Bark’s Board of Directors and Executive Director have voluntarily recognized the union. more

Mt. Hood in winter with rainbowForest Dream Team

I am starting this year with a strong feeling that we as a community have the tools we need to tackle the challenges the coming year brings. more

Bold Moves in the New Year

Bark is taking bold action during this dire moment for public lands. Are you with us? more

Molalla River logging and Bark is hiring

In June, 2008, Barkers had just hiked 47 miles across Mt. Hood National Forest to document... more

Protect the reason you're here...

Bark protects our beloved trails and camping spots from logging and development! more

Bark Hiring Canvass Director

Protect Mt. Hood National Forest as Bark’s new canvass director in Portland, Oregon more

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March Bark About Hike: Place and Belonging
Sun, Mar 12th at 9:00 am

On this hike we will explore a timber sale through the lens of ecology, wildcrafting and storytelling in our quest to re-inhabit the land as one way to make it through these troubling times.

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March Ecology Club: Stories of Place
Mon, Mar 13th at 6:30 pm

Come with your stories from Mt Hood and beyond as we use our words in gratitude and re-connection.

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thu, Mar 30th at 6:00 pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what is actually occurring on the ground

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Groundtruthing 201: Fun in the Forest
Sat, Apr 1st at 9:00 am

This will be the second part of our March Groundtruthing training. We will learn to safely navigate our way through the forest with basic map and compass skills, play detective amongst the trees, and learn to see all the things that make an ecosystem healthy as well as the problems associated with proposed logging

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April Ecology Club
Mon, Apr 10th at 6:30 pm

Join us on the second Monday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to... read more

Native Plants and Pollinators of Mt Hood
Thu, Apr 27th at 7:00 pm

This event will include a presentation by David Lebo, Lead Botanist for the Mt. Hood National Forest, who is collaborating on a project with Bark and NPSO-PDX for the collection of seeds of plants which promote pollinators in our backyard forest.

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale