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What is the West Bend Project?

What is the West Bend Project? We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life. We are doing it through: Thinning the forest to provide a diversity of forest structure…
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Deschutes National Forest to begin prescribed burning

A public service announcement from the US Forest Service Fall Prescribed Burning to Begin This Week Across the Deschutes National Forest. Ignitions planned South and West of Bend and outside of Sisters Starting as early as Thursday, October 1, 2015, fuels specialists on the Deschutes National Forest intend to ignite several prescribed burns across the…
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How forest restoration methods affect wildlife

How forest restoration methods affect wildlife Contributed by Marilyn Miller of Miller Conservation Consulting Our eyes were glued to the ground sorting through animal tracks. The date was June 17, 2011. Elk tracks, large and small ran in every direction. Then we froze in astonishment—we were looking at a paw print larger than a man’s hand,…
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Bend Bulletin sheds light on West Bend Project

Bend Bulletin sheds light on West Bend Project Our thanks to The Bulletin for their coverage of our ongoing work at the West Bend Project. The West Bend Project is one of 10 primary forest restoration project areas on national forestland within the larger 250,000+ acre Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project landscape. The goals of the…
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