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.

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All of Bark’s programming is free and open to the public.

Forest Watch: Volunteer-powered timber sale monitoring and response to reduce negative impacts of logging on the ecosystem.

Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training: Bark’s activist training program to provide resources in community organizing, forest ecology, and policy.

Wetland & Beaver Habitat Restoration: Volunteer-powered fieldwork to mitigate local impacts of climate change.  

Bark Alerts: An informed and engaged public is a key first step towards equitable and sustainable forest management.


"I’ve joined Bark on a few wetland habitat surveys and each day I've left feeling connected to Mt. Hood’s ecosystem and personally restored and energized. I’ve enjoyed connecting with other volunteers who are committed to defending this place.

Plant identification and wetland detective work can feel intimidating, but Bark has shown me that taking part in community-driven science isn’t scary. Once you learn to spot environmental clues, you’re rewarded with a deep sense of appreciation for the landscape you’re in. 

Bark has also provided time and space to meditate on the paradox of caring for stolen lands, and to think about what we can achieve when we are organized to defend the places we love." - Tyler Stolt

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bark recognizes and is accountable to the historical fact that “environmental conservation” work is embedded in the white supremacist legacy of colonization: land theft, cultural erasure and genocide, and the systemic use of law to suppress Native sovereignty.

Bark affirms that these are the rightful homelands of the Multnomah, Molalla, Kalapuya, Chinook, Clackamas, Tenino, Wasco, Wishram, Paiute, and the many other Native people who live here and who have always lived here, who have always belonged to and cared for this land and whose bold resistance to colonial oppression should guide us all. 

Bark engages in a constant process of revising and revisiting our mission, vision, and strategic goals to follow an environmental justice framework that centers the sovereignty of Indigenous people and anti-racism in our approach to building the power of public influence.


Bark Winter Giveaway - From December 26-31, make any size donation to Bark via the Give!Guide or answer daily community questions on our Facebook and Instagram pages to enter to win one of two prize packages! Plus, you can increase your chances by participating on multiple days or donating multiple times!

- Each prize package includes: Two Mt. Hood Meadows Restricted Lift Ticket Vouchers, one $30 Dove Vivi Pizza Gift Card, one Hand Printed “Currents” Poster, one “A Mount Hood Coloring Book”, two Bark T-shirts, one 16oz Bag of Muddworks Roastery Coffee Beans, one 500mg Pack of WYLD Real-Fruit Infused CBD+CBG Gummies

WYLD CBD - A tiered incentive program of WYLD CBD products (Limit of 400 - To be shipped by WYLD following the close of the campaign):

- Donors who contribute more than $250 will be shipped a Variety Pack of CBD Water & a 500mg pack of Elderberry Gummies.

- Donors who contribute between $100 and $249 will be shipped 500mg packs of Pear & Elderberry Gummies.

- Donors who contribute between $75 and $99 will be shipped a 500mg pack of Elderberry Gummies.

Healing Journey Massage - All of Bark's Give!Guide donors will receive a code for 15% off any 60 minute massage.

Rabbit Brush Goods - All of Bark's Give!Guide donors will receive a code for 30% off their purchase of any Rabbit Brush Hair Care products.

Mudd Works Roastery - All of Bark's Give!Guide donors will receive a coupon for a free 16oz drink or large Oatly soft serve with the purchase of any 12oz, 1lb, or 2lb bag of locally roasted coffee beans.

Dove Vivi Pizza - Starting with the launch of the 2022 Willamette Week Give!Guide, Bark's first ten Give!Guide donors to donate more than $150 will receive one of ten $30 Dove Vivi Pizza gift cards.

¿Por Que No? - Starting on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, Bark's first three Give!Guide donors to donate more than $300 will receive one of three $75 ¿Por Que No? gift cards.

Business Partner(s)

WYLD CBD - WYLD makes delicious edibles and drinks infused with real fruit and broad spectrum hemp extract right here in Oregon, offering a full line of outstanding options for consumers wanting to experience CBD.

Healing Journey Massage - Healing Journey offers intuitive deep tissue massage and a variety of healing modalities including Fire Cupping, Thai Massage, and Craniosacral Therapy. 

Rabbit Brush Goods - Rabbit Brush Goods makes and sells non-toxic, cruelty free, and organic hair care products designed for everyone.

Mudd Works Roastery - The culmination of the farmer and the roaster working together, a local roastery offering coffees at Mudd Works Half Pint Cafe and Mr. French's Coffee Kitchen.

Dove Vivi Pizza - Family owned pizza shop serving up organic cornmeal crust pies.

¿Por Que No? - Counter service taqueria with locations on Mississippi and Hawthorne. 

Mt. Hood Meadows- The most varied and exciting ski terrain in the Northwest.

$22,261 raised of $30,000 goal
343 donations
74% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1999

Tax ID: 931263288

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