LATEST NEWS

10 days 'til Base Camp!
07/22/2016

Audie, Base Camp Coordinator

One of my favorite things about being a Barker is that we create amazing opportunities for people to get into Mt. Hood National Forest.  This summer we’re...read more

Logging is up but jobs are down - why?
07/13/2016

The modernization of the timber industry over the past 20 years has resulted in the loss of many thousands of jobs which cannot be regained by an increase in timber volume harvested.

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Montana's U.S. Senator Daines Lies for the Timber Industry
07/13/2016

So what did happen to all those timber industry jobs?

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Mt. HoodMt. Hood is more than just a pretty picture.
07/05/2016

This summer we are asking Barkers: Why is Mt. Hood special to you?

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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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Congressional Delegation Urges Delay of Polallie Cooper, Action on Land Exchange
05/12/2016

by Brenna Bell, Bark Staff Attorney

On May 11, 2016 Senator Ron Wyden & Representative Earl Blumenauer sent their...read more

We Need More Watchdogs
05/10/2016

Every dollar raised in our spring campaign goes toward Bark's summer in the forest!

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Study: Insect Damage May Counter Intense Wildfires
05/06/2016

by OPB | May 4, 2016 3:50 p.m. | Updated: May 5, 2016 8:22 a.m.

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