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FireFree Event: Half Price Yard Debris Recycling

Fall has finally arrived in Central Oregon after a long fire season and smoky skies. With cooler temperatures, this is the time to capitalize on local opportunities to increase your personal preparedness. Beginning Monday, October 29th through Saturday, November 10th (closed Sunday, November 4th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking…
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Biomass Summit to be held in Prineville

Biomass Summit - Prineville, OR What is Biomass and how can it increase our community resilience? Join our partners, the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative at a one-day Biomass Summit next month! Biomass includes any woody material we strategically take off the land as a by-product of forest restoration. Biomass can be used to produce a full…
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Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure

Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure Alert 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 trees, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. In…
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Preventing Human-Start Fires

Preventing Human-Start Fires This Summer Contributed by Alison Green of Project Wildfire  Thanks to an excellent snowpack and regular spring rainstorms, the Central Oregon fire season didn’t start as early as it had in previous years and wasn’t underway until late July. However, a late start doesn’t mean we’re in the clear, yet. The month of…
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