Bark – Courtney Rae

Bark – Courtney Rae

Sixty miles east of Portland, snow-covered Mt. Hood rises up from a million-acre forest. Over four million people visit this large forest every year, many coming for recreation to enjoy its beauty. Indeed, local nonprofit Bark brings Oregonians on Bark-About hikes in...
People, Property and Pesticides in Rural Oregon

People, Property and Pesticides in Rural Oregon

Late last week, PBS Newshour ran a special about the spraying of pesticides on private forestland in rural Oregon. Large, industrial landowners douse fresh clearcuts with chemicals to kill off unwanted vegetation.  Nearby families often complain of getting sick and...