About Us

Founded in 1999, Bark’s mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

Bark is a “place-based” organization. This means we focus our advocacy, fieldwork, and public education programs on a specific geographical place. We work to defend and restore Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. 

Bark was founded as a forest conservation organization. We are working to dismantle white, settler-colonial supremacy in our approach so that we can center environmental justice and decolonize our work to defend and restore Mt. Hood. 

Bark organizes field trips, hikestrainings, and other events both in the forest and in our office. Our location provides a gathering place, lending library, meeting, and office space for our staff and volunteers. 

To find our office: From Sandy Blvd. turn north on NE 18th Ave. and look for the alleyway/parking area on the west side of 18th between the beige building and the Circuit Climbing Gym. Our doorway is near the entrance to the parking area. You will see the Bark logo on the glass door at the bottom of the sloped path in the beige building. Our space is ADA accessible. 

  • The space has ground-level entrance, wheel-chair accessibility, and gender-neutral restrooms 
  • The indoor meeting space can hold 20-30 people for workshops, trainings, and speaking events
  • The location is close to Tri-Met Bus Lines 12, 19 and 20 and about a mile from the Lloyd Center Max Station 
  • We have an area with toys, books, and coloring supplies for young ones 

Latest News

Answering the Call to Adventure and Active Support

There are a million and one ways to get involved with Bark’s defense of Mt. Hood National Forest, and from volunteering time to supporting the…

Reframing Gratitude, Give the Land Back

Happy Native American Heritage Month!   Giving season is upon us and I want to oppose the traditions surrounding this week’s “holiday” we learned growing up.

daniela and a volunteer screen printing with green ink in a tent at a campout

Fighting for Change in Forest Advocacy, One Word at a Time

This year, Bark invested in local artists and volunteers who bring new perspectives on communication and engagement to Mt. Hood National Forest advocacy. These invaluable…