Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With consistently warmer temperatures, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will be taking advantage of favorable weather conditions and begin igniting prescribed burns across our area over the next few weeks. This will include several high profile burns around Sisters, Bend, La Pine and Sunriver, Oregon. The use…Read more
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Dr. Paul Hessburg's Era of Megafire returns to Central Oregon Last year was a record fire year with 9.1 million acres burning in the US. More than 680,000 acres burned in Oregon alone, in at least 33 different fires, one of which was a Megafire that burned over 190,000 acres. Our communities, homes, businesses and our…Read more
Special event with City Club, registration is now open! For almost a decade, members of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project have been working towards improving the health of the national forest lands in Central Oregon, increasing resiliency to threats like wildfire, drought, and insect outbreaks. With input from collaborative team members including recreation enthusiasts, timber…Read more
We invite you to join the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, a Joint Fire Science Program Fire Science Exchange Network, for an informative webinar: Lessons from the Milli Fire The 2017 wildfire season impacted many forests and adjacent communities across the Western United States, leaving land managers, public officials and citizens with questions about how to…Read more
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