LATEST NEWS

Blumenauer, Wyden Express Concerns with Proposed Logging
03/10/2016

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Earl Blumenauer ask for accountability in planned logging in Polallie Cooper.

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Polallie Cooper Comments Due Thursday!
02/23/2016

Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have registered their opposition to logging such remarkable forests. The Hood River News reported on the 3,584 comments Bark delivered at the recent open house, as well as the mountain bike rider groups who have expressed concern for the impact to trails. Click here to find out how to submit your comments!

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Polallie Cooper Executive Summary
02/22/2016

In light of all the significance factors present, it is hard to imagine what type of project does have a significant impact on the environment if the proposed Polallie Cooper Timber Sale does not. Bark believes the best course of action is to follow you’re the Forest Service’s actions in 2005 and cancel the project in its entirety.

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Join Our Volunteer Team
02/09/2016

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.

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Hood River News: Polallie Cooper thinning project draws passion from groups
02/08/2016

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.

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What is Bark's Community Mapping Project?
02/02/2016

"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"

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Stop Logging on the North Slope
01/27/2016

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

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Polallie CooperProposed Logging on Mt. Hood Will Affect the Future of Cooper Spur
01/26/2016

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.

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Polallie Cooper Timber Sale
01/22/2016

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

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Mark your calendars: Film Screenings, Trainings, Hikes and Events
01/12/2016

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,...read more

Forest RoadSummary of Mt. Hood's Travel Analysis Report
01/08/2016

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".

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Response to Malheur Refuge Standoff
01/04/2016

As an organization committed to the very long road of constant negotiation over the future of our wild places and public lands, Bark stands with the many environmental groups and rural community members who do not welcome this hateful political crusade in Oregon.

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Mt. Hood Releases its Long-awaited Travel Analysis Report
01/01/2016

Forest Service takes a hard look at their road system and sees...opportunity?

The U.S. Forest Service is responsible for more than 8 times as many miles of road in Oregon...read more

Barkers Raise Their Voices for Protecting Mt. Hood Forests!
12/29/2015

We're in our final push in our year-end fundraising efforts. Thank you to the many Bark supporters who have helped us reach our goal! Read some of the amazing testimonials that Barkers have shared with their donations this month. We have just over $3,000 left to go -- can you help us get there!

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