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…Read more
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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…Read more
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…Read more
Pandora Moth Returns on the Wing to Central Oregon Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD. Forest Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection. Central Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. With paddleboard and mountain biking season in full swing, you may see a familiar site fluttering by you near the river or on…Read more
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