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Bark volunteer planting a tree in old logging roadGood News for the Clackamas River
06/21/2016

The Forest Service will contract with a local company to remove the roads, which means that we are creating jobs this summer for heavy equipment operators. Forest habitat gets restored, water quality is protected, and people get hired; Yahoo! It doesn’t get much better than that.

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Accountability vs. the "Collaborative Shield"
06/17/2016

Fact check: The Hood River Stew Crew did not collectively endorse recommendations to the Forest Service regarding the Polallie Cooper Project.

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Pull the Plug, Governor Brown!
06/07/2016

It’s time now, Governor Brown. The people have spoken. Don’t waste more tax dollars on a state process to transfer our public water when Gorge residents overwhelmingly said they don’t want Nestlé controlling their water.

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We Cannot Lose Any More
05/26/2016

Your support today will inspire 70,000 people to get engaged and speak out!

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Advisory: White River campground closed
05/25/2016

The White River Station Campground, located along the Barlow Road on the Barlow Ranger District, is closed to the public until later notice due to safety concerns related to the White River...read more

Beetle outbreaks not responsible for severe fires
05/19/2016

A new whitepaper by Geos Institute Chief Scientist Dr. Dominick DellaSala summarizes the results of dozens of recent field studies in multiple regions on the effects of mountain pine beetle tree kill on fire severity.

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VICTORY!! Hood River County Votes Yes for Water!
05/17/2016

Residents in Hood River County are celebrating a landslide victory against bottled water, protecting the future of Oxbow Springs in the Columbia River Gorge!

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Earthquake Swarms on Mt. Hood Days Before 36th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption
05/16/2016

Bark's Restoration Coordinator, Russ Plaeger's reflects on working in the forest the day Mt. St. Helens erupted.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July Bark About: Pollinator Hike
Sun, Jul 10th at 9:00 am

Come explore the types of beautiful habitats and plant species these important pollinating creatures need to continue to function within their critical roles!

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July Ecology Club: Pollinator Night
Mon, Jul 11th at 6:30 pm

Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Learn how to get involved with Bark's upcoming work to restore pollinator habitat on Mt. Hood!

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thu, Jul 14th 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, Jul 16th at 9:00 am

This will be the second part of our July Groundtruthing training. Prepare to delve into the forest!

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Kid's Night: Art in Action
Fri, Jul 22nd at 6:00 pm

Kid's voices are a powerful part of the movement to protect our environment! While this is mostly just a fun night for now, we hope to develop into a productive environmental action group focused on empowering young voices.

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Bark on BikeBark Out: Sunday Parkways NE!
Sun, Jul 24th at 10:00 am

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artwork by Barrett BiggersForest Forum Theatre
Thu, Aug 11th at 7:00 pm

Forum theatre is a tool for teaching people how to change their world. It was created by Augusto Boal as a part of the “Theatre of the... read more

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