The People's Forest Forum and the Future of Mt. Hood

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E&E News: Federal fire policy may be based on faulty science

For years, the debate over federal wildfire policy has been based on a simple premise: Thinning the forest makes out-of-control fire less likely. But what if the opposite were true? more

Bark's Dynamic Duo

Maybe for the first time in your life you are talking to strangers about what matters to you. Last year Justice canvassed 2,989 people about... more

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

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

**This training is full. Please stay tuned for more upcoming training opportunities or contact for more information about our Forest Watch program

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

**This training is full. Please stay tuned for more upcoming training opportunities or contact for more information about our Forest Watch program

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April Ecology Club: Lichen Night!
Fri, Apr 7th at 6:30 pm

SPECIAL DATE/TIME: For our April Ecology Club, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens!

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The People's Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood National ForestThe People's Forest Forum
Sat, Apr 15th at 11:00 am

Come learn, share, and connect with the community working to defend and restore our amazing backyard forest.

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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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Crash Course in Botany Part 1: A Fundraiser for the Bark Resource Library
Thu, May 4th at 6:30 pm

Gradey Proctor of the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies will take us on a tour of the terms and tools one needs to properly ID plants in the Northwest.

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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale