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Video: Mop it Up The final piece of ensuring safe and controlled prescribed fire involves all the personnel on hand, including both the ignitions and holding crew, who continue to patrol the prescribed fire perimeter and perform “mop-up” into the afternoon and evening. Mop-up involves the use of hand tools and fire engines using hoses and water to…
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Restoring an Avian Oasis: Measuring Success Through Bird Banding

Contributed by John Goodell, avian researcher and wildlife biologist. In 2015, a bird banding effort was launched at the Indian Ford Aspen Restoration site near Sisters, in collaboration with the USFS, DCFP, Oregon Zoo, Oregon Wildlife Foundation, and others. The bird monitoring station is intended to evaluate the avian population response to aspen restoration along…
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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Wet weather brings the Fall Pile Burning season Forecasted rain and snow accumulations coupled with cool fall temperatures will allow fuels specialists across the Deschutes National Forest to begin burning slash piles. Beginning this week, and continuing through the next several weeks and months depending on conditions, specialists will begin burning a variety of units…
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