Crystal Clear Timber Sale

Fear, Fire and Fact in Mt. Hood

Bark Opposes 12,000+ acres of Logging

“Much of what the Forest Service has described as the ‘desired future conditions’ which logging would create - such as stand density and percentage of canopy cover - already exists in these areas” said Bark’s Forest Watch Coordinator Michael Krochta.

Camping, policy, field work; Bark does it all.

Last Friday, I got to see first-hand how well this team pulls together, especially under pressure. After 12 years volunteering with Bark, my new role of Interim Executive Director gives me a whole new perspective on the scale of our work.

Preliminary Environmental Assessment Released: Crystal Clear Timber Sale

The Mt. Hood National Forest has recently released a Preliminary Assessment for the Crystal Clear Restoration Project located on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts. The Forest Service is now seeking comments from those that may be interested in or affected by this project.

Base Camp is next month!

August 24th through September 7th in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Big timber sale proposed in Mount Hood National Forest

"It is a truly enormous project," Bell said. "Bark has been working on Mount Hood timber sales for 15 years, and this is the largest we've seen."

Bark Alert: Base Camp 2017!

We’re hosting a free campout in Mt. Hood National Forest! I want to invite you to join Bark from August 24th – September 7th, as we once again host a free campout in a beautiful setting where we can gather together to protect this amazing place and celebrate this community.

Crystal Clear: This proposal is not a fire mitigation project to protect the forest.

To our friends at USFS and beyond.

 

In the eleven years I have called Portland my home I have been fortunate to spend many hours exploring the diverse ecosystems of Mt Hood National Forest.  As an ecologist trained in climate science and fire ecology, I read with concern the scoping letter for the enormous Crystal Clear planned timber sale, mistakenly called a “Restoration”

project.

 

Biggest Timber Sale Ever!

Earlier this month, the Forest Service released their 30-day public comment period for the largest single timber sale we've ever seen in Mt. Hood National Forest. The "Crystal Clear Restoration Project (CCR)" includes 13,271 acres (nearly the size of Manhattan) of commercial logging, much of which is in mature, never-logged forest southeast of the mountain.

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