Recent Posts by Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project

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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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Wet weather brings the Fall Pile Burning season Forecasted rain and snow accumulations coupled with cool fall temperatures will allow fuels specialists across the Deschutes National Forest to begin burning slash piles. Beginning this week, and continuing through the next several weeks and months depending on conditions, specialists will begin burning a variety of units…
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Biomass Summit to be held in Prineville

Biomass Summit - Prineville, OR What is Biomass and how can it increase our community resilience? Join our partners, the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative at a one-day Biomass Summit next month! Biomass includes any woody material we strategically take off the land as a by-product of forest restoration. Biomass can be used to produce a full…
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Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure

Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure Alert You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning) near the Phil's Trail area aims to put the forest on a trajectory to grow healthier trees, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. In…
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