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Deschutes Forest Winter Activity

Deschutes Forest Winter Restoration Activity Forest restoration activity has been a bit quiet this winter but with snow beginning to melt and roads clearing, crews will be returning to their restoration work in the Deschutes National Forest soon! Be on the lookout over the next few weeks for managed pile burning near Bend and for…
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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Wet weather brings the Fall Pile Burning season Recent rain and snow accumulations coupled with cool fall temperatures will allow fuels specialists across the Deschutes National Forest to begin burning slash piles. Beginning next 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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“The Era of Megafires” comes to Bend

The Era of Megafires film tour comes to Bend Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres, and their impacts on people and ecosystems is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase…
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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 snow pack 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…
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