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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Pile Burning to Begin on the Deschutes National Forest As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fire and fuel specialists will begin burning slash piles across the Deschutes National Forest. Piles may smolder, burn, and produce smoke for several days after ignition. While smoke may linger in the area, there is…
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Pandora Moth Returns on the Wing to Central Oregon

Pandora Moth Returns on the Wing to Central Oregon Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD. Forest Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection. Central Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. With paddleboard and mountain biking season in full swing, you may see a familiar site fluttering by you near the river or on…
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Video: Prescribed Fire Planning

https://youtu.be/796DtKJzM_o Restoring our dry, fire-adapted forests in Central Oregon is a multi-step process carried out over many years and requiring collaboration among a diverse team of forest scientists, fire experts, loggers, community leaders, and volunteers. Before every Prescribed Fire, we do the work. Prescribed fire, also known as prescribed or controlled burning, is the final…
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Video: Meet the Crew

https://youtu.be/08e-8A3gqik Once the initial forest restoration steps have been completed, and the forest is ready for prescribed fire, now it’s time to organize the many fire professionals and equipment needed to safely conduct a prescribed burn. The Burn Boss oversees all aspects of the prescribed fire, from writing the prescribed burn plan that describes every…
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