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Fireworks safety during dy weather

A Public Service Announcement from the Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Legal fireworks have gone on sale just as Central Oregon is entering into an extended period of very hot and dry weather. Grasses, sagebrush and other fuels are rapidly drying, creating a high fire danger situation. Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties are currently under…
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Formation of a Coalition

Contributed By Ruth Williamson, former Steering Committee Member, DCFP I have had the good fortune to be involved with the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project (DCFP) from the beginning. Five years ago, we came together, a gathering of familiar faces, opposing interests: Two from the timber sales industry, two representing environmental perspectives. Two with recreation connections,…
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Three Things You Can Do For Our Forest

By Alan Unger, Tony DeBone & Tammy Baney One reason Central Oregonians love this area is the striking landscape provided by the Deschutes National Forest. The forest is the backdrop of our lives and the core of our identity and sense of place. We have a unique relationship with our forest.  It is our playground,…
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How does the DCFP work?

How we work We identify high-priority forest areas that are most in need of restoration and represent the greatest risks to property, business and ecological values. We sit around a table and identify solutions that work for all parties, reflecting the full spectrum of views in our communities. This heads off potential delays due to…
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