LATEST NEWS

Experts see hope for timber industry
02/05/2007

Oregon still is the nation's largest lumber producer....read more

Westerners take pre-emptive strike at land-sales-for-schools concept
01/31/2007

A bipartisan group of Western lawmakers are working overtime to secure funding to reauthorize a multibillion-dollar program that compensates states and counties for the loss of logging-related revenue from national forests....read more

Senate Panel Examines Firefighting Costs
01/28/2007

A growing debate about the increasing federal costs of firefighting and the best fire prevention methods will begin to flare in the Senate this week....read more

Bitterroot recreation sites up for review
01/25/2007

The Bitterroot National Forest's recreation program is awash in red ink....read more

Green Vs. 'Green'
12/20/2006

Mount Hood Forest watchdogs worry that a federal study could lead to more logging....read more

Forest Service: no more environmental analysis of forest plans
12/13/2006

Long-term management plans for national forests will no longer go through a formal environmental impact statement, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday....read more

Old-Growth Forests 'Are Key Carbon Sinks'
12/07/2006

Old-growth forest might store far more carbon than previously thought, making their preservation a higher priority in carbon trading and other efforts to tackle global warming....read more

Salvage Logging Bill Dead For Year
12/06/2006

Two GOP senators pledge to revive logging bill in '07 Forests - Time runs out on a proposal backed by Gordon Smith of Oregon and Idaho's Mike Crapo....read more

Departing Congress may ditch Hood bill
11/29/2006

Land trade provision in current Mt. Hood protection bill may cause delay of vote until next session of congress....read more

Studies Find Danger to Forests in Thinning Without Burning
11/14/2006

Thinning forests without also burning accumulated brush and deadwood may increase forest fire damage rather than reduce it, researchers at the Forest Service reported in two recent studies....read more

Pombo's ambitious agenda didn't yield much in the end
11/11/2006

Controversial career of powerful California congressman Richard Pombo, sponsor of so-called "Healthy Forests Initiative," comes to a close....read more

Bark's 2006 Post Election Review
11/10/2006

Your guide to key election results that impact the future of our forests....read more

October Bark-Alert 2006
10/19/2006

TOPICS: Eightmile Timber Sale logged, fire ecology Bark-About in November, and your help needed to stop congress from gutting forest protections....read more

Bark's win on No Whisky also helps to limit off-road vehicle abuse.Bark saves 335 acres of forest from No Whisky Timber Sale!
08/04/2006

Negotiations also led to a plan to decrease off-road vehicle abuse in the Clackamas River watershed....read more

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