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Spring 2020 prescribed fire ignitions postponed

Central Oregon Forests to postpone all prescribed fire ignitions Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020 Due to the seriousness of COVID-19’s impact locally and in our region, the Deschutes National Forest has suspended all prescribed burning until further notice. This decision to temporarily postpone ignitions will prevent any effects from smoke that might further worsen conditions…
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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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