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Prescribed Burning in Progress

Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With the arrival of favorable weather conditions, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will begin igniting prescribed burns and handpiles 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 of prescribed fire…
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Why are trails closed for winter range?

Why are Bend-area trails closed for winter range? Contributed by Lauri Turner, Wildlife Biologist  The Deschutes National Forest is an economic engine for our region, a source of clean and abundant water, and an outdoor playground. We live, work and play here but as our recreation through the forest and trail development continues in surrounding…
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How can we help migrating elk and deer?

How can we help migrating elk and deer? Contributed by Sara Gregory Fall is upon us in Central Oregon and for thousands of mule deer in our neighborhood, it will be time to move from the alpine areas where they’ve spent the summer to the lower elevation shrub-steppe and forests to the east. Deer use…
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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Pile Burning to Begin on the Deschutes National Forest As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fire and fuel specialists will begin burning slash piles across the Deschutes National Forest. Piles may smolder, burn, and produce smoke for several days after ignition. While smoke may linger in the area, there is…
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