Preventing Human-Start Fires This Summer Contributed by Alison Green of Project Wildfire Thanks to an excellent snowpack and regular spring rainstorms, the Central Oregon fire season didn’t start as early as it had in previous years and wasn’t underway until late July. However, a late start doesn’t mean we’re in the clear, yet. The month of…Read more
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New website for Fire, Smoke, and Health Information Available A new website will provide a one-stop shop for Central Oregon residents on wildfire, public health, smoke, and prescribed fire information. Many of the resources available on the site were previously available however, this is the first time these resources and information have been consolidated into…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 Department, and Alex Enna – Prescribed Fire & Fuels Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest. We’re sure you all saw signs of prescribed fire (also known as controlled burning) this…Read more
Pandora Moth Returns to a Central Oregon Forest Near You Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD. Forest Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection. Central Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. As spring transitions into early summer in Central Oregon, we'll begin to see more than just warmer weather and tank tops but…Read more
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