Thinning, Mowing and Prescribed Fire completed earlier this year has helped firefighters battle the Milli Fire outside of Sisters. Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project members Ed Keith and Nicole Strong recently visited an area of the Milli Fire where restoration had been implemented west and south of Sisters earlier this year. Thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning…Read more
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GoodLife Brewing's Wildland Session Ale Re-released for Summer With summer in full swing, people of the PNW are gearing up for camping trips, lazy lake days, and endless adventures of good times with good beers. To protect our amazing backyard, we need to be proactive in restoring the wildlands. Goodlife Brewing has teamed up with…Read more
Why Prescribed Fire Matters: Healthier forests. Safer communities Contributed by Pete Caligiuri – Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Bob Madden – Deputy Chief of Fire Operations, Bend Fire, and Deana Wall – Fuels Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest Hey Central Oregon: we’ve got a question for you – How many of you noticed smoke in…Read more
Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD, Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service. What is causing recent defoliation of pines in forest areas to the west and south of Bend? This defoliation is caused by the Pandora moth, Coloradia pandora (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), which is a native defoliator of pine forests in the western United States. Outbreaks have occurred…Read more
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