Connecting with and Protecting our Public Lands

I’ll admit it: I’m afraid.  If this election cycle has made one thing abundantly clear, it's the existence of a seething undercurrent of disdain for the environment and for those who work on more

Volunteers in the Hunter Timber SaleBase Camp volunteers protect and restore the Upper Clackamas

We’re now halfway done field-checking the project, and boots-on-the-ground in all the remaining units will help us make a strong case for protecting the most ecologically sensitive areas of the beautiful Upper Clackamas more

Bark's Summer Base Camp is up and running!

Our group campsite will be free of charge and family-friendly, and thanks to generous donations from our supporters and local businesses - breakfast and dinner will be provided! more

10 days 'til Base Camp!

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’ more

Logging is up but jobs are down - why?

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 more

Montana's U.S. Senator Daines Lies for the Timber Industry

So what did happen to all those timber industry jobs? more

Mt. HoodMt. Hood is more than just a pretty picture.

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

Bark volunteer planting a tree in old logging roadGood News for the Clackamas River

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 more

Accountability vs. the "Collaborative Shield"

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

Pull the Plug, Governor Brown!

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 more

We Cannot Lose Any More

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

Advisory: White River campground closed

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 more

Beetle outbreaks not responsible for severe fires

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 more

VICTORY!! Hood River County Votes Yes for Water!

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

Earthquake Swarms on Mt. Hood Days Before 36th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption

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