Join Our Volunteer Team

Have you been curious about how to get more involved with Bark this year? We have an upcoming Volunteer Orientation at the Bark office on Thursday, February 18th, 6-9pm. more

Hood River News: Polallie Cooper thinning project draws passion from groups

The U.S. Forest Service is planning a nearly 3,000-acre forest thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood, drawing more than a thousand written comments from Oregon environmental advocates and local biking groups. more

What is Bark's Community Mapping Project?

"Representation of geographic information through the science of cartography is not neutral and is in no way separate from the broader power relations present in society" more

Stop Logging on the North Slope

We received notice today of the final 30-day public comment period for the controversial Polallie Cooper Timber Sale. more

Polallie CooperProposed Logging on Mt. Hood Will Affect the Future of Cooper Spur

Today, the Mt. Hood National Forest released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Polallie Cooper Timber Sale, a controversial logging project proposed in the Cooper Spur area on Mt. Hood’s north slope. more

Public Meeting Scheduled for Polallie Cooper Timber Sale

Today, the Forest Service released a date for a public meeting to address this controversial project: Wednesday, February 10 (exact time is TBA). more

Mark your calendars: Film Screenings, Trainings, Hikes and Events

I love being out in the forest no matter the season, but winter is a great time to learn about Mt. Hood's forests in the warm, dry Bark office!

Bark’s free activist training program, more

Forest RoadSummary of Mt. Hood's Travel Analysis Report

In December of 2015, the Mt. Hood National Forest released the conclusion to its Travel Analysis Process, entitled the Travel Analysis Report (TAR). This report outlines the forest's existing road system and identifes opportunities to achieve what the agency defines as a "more sustainable system of roads". more

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February Bark About: Wildlife tracking
Sun, Feb 14th at 9:00 am

This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal connection to nature, while Bark is dedicated to protecting Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Bark volunteers planting trees in ZigZag Winter Volunteer Orientation
Thu, Feb 18th at 6:00 pm

Are you interested in becoming more involved in Bark's work to protect Mt. Hood National Forest? This introductory session is... read more

Hypogymia - Bone LichenMarch Bark About: Lichen Hike!
Sun, Mar 13th at 9:00 am

For our March Bark-About, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens!

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March Ecology Club: Lichen Night!
Mon, Mar 14th at 6:30 pm

For our March Ecology Club, we will explore the unbelievable world of lichens!

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Groundtruthing 101: Fun with Maps
Thu, Mar 31st at 6:00 pm

Groundtruthing involves documenting threats to public forests and finding inconsistencies between what the Forest Service says and what... read more


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Returning to the controversial Jazz Timber Sale