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Restoring an Avian Oasis: Measuring Success Through Bird Banding

Contributed by John Goodell, avian researcher and wildlife biologist. In 2015, a bird banding effort was launched at the Indian Ford Aspen Restoration site near Sisters, in collaboration with the USFS, DCFP, Oregon Zoo, Oregon Wildlife Foundation, and others. The bird monitoring station is intended to evaluate the avian population response to aspen restoration along…
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How can we help California Wildfires

We know we are not alone in our sorrow and shock over the staggering loss of lives and property due to wildfire in California. These fires serve as a sobering reminder that we also live, work and play in a dry environment, where wildfire is a very real possibility. This is why we at the DCFP…
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FireFree Event: Half Price Yard Debris Recycling

Fall has finally arrived in Central Oregon after a long fire season and smoky skies. With cooler temperatures, this is the time to capitalize on local opportunities to increase your personal preparedness. Beginning Monday, October 29th through Saturday, November 10th (closed Sunday, November 4th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking…
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What is the West Bend Project?

What is the West Bend Project? We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life. We are doing it through: Thinning the forest to provide a diversity of forest structure…
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