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Smell Smoke? Prescribed Burning in Central Oregon

Smell Smoke? Prescribed Burning across Central Oregon in Deschutes National Forest As favorable weather and forest burning conditions develop, fuels specialists across the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests will conduct numerous prescribed burns across Central Oregon in the coming weeks. Prescribed burns are planned for the Bend, Crescent, and Sisters areas. The use of prescribed…
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DCFP Open House

Why is Prescribed Burning important to Central Oregon? Do you know how important fire is for forest health and restoration? Join us outside at the GoodLife Brewing Beer Garden on the evening of May 11th to learn more about using prescribed fire around Central Oregon to make our forests healthier, keep our communities safer and…
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Trail Closure Updates for Phils Trail area

Restoration Work in West Bend near Phil's Trail Area Popular mountain biking trails will now be open during the week You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning) near the Phil's Trail area aims to put the forest on a trajectory to grow healthier…
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Where to ride in Bend during trail closures

Where to ride in Bend during trail closures Partial area closure Monday-Friday. Trails are open every weekend. Portions of the Phil's Trail area may be temporarily closed due to forest restoration, but there are still plenty of other trail options for running or riding! You need only look a little further to the areas east,…
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