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Trail Closure Updates for Phils Trail area

Restoration Work near Phil's Trail area Popular mountain biking trails will be temporarily closed. [hr] 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…
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Prescribed Burning in Progress

Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With the arrival of favorable weather conditions, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will begin igniting prescribed burns and pile burns across our area over the next few weeks. This will include several high-visibility burns around Sisters, Bend, La Pine, and Sunriver, Oregon. Posted: October 19, 2021 Sisters: The…
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Mowing to occur near Deschutes River recreation areas

Recreationists should keep their distance from mowing equipment for their safety Posted May 26, 2021:  Heavy equipment will be mowing national forest lands located west of Bend and south of Century Drive now and into much of the summer unless fire safety concerns arise. The project will mow approximately 740 acres of land located east…
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Prescribed Fire Text Alerts

Need Up to Date Prescribed Fire Information? Land managers and public health officials have come together to develop two new tools that will provide Central Oregonians with a one-stop shop fire information resource. Central Oregon Fire (www.centraloregonfire.org) offers up to date information on prescribed fire and wildfire locations, smoke impacts, and health resources. Also, you…
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