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Public Use Restrictions and Wildfire Prevention

A public service announcement from our friends at the USDA Forest Service. Central Oregon – Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Ochoco National Forest, including the Crooked River…
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Protect Your Home Against Wildfires

A public service announcement from our friends at Project Wildfire How Can You Increase Your Chances of Your Home Surviving a Wildfire? With the hot summer days and predicted thunderstorms, the potential for a wildfire in central Oregon is much higher in the coming days and weeks. It is never too late to create defensible space around…
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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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