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
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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
Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With consistently warmer temperatures, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will be taking advantage of favorable weather conditions and begin igniting prescribed burns 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…Read more
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