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Video: Mop it Up

https://youtu.be/5B2PJwGtlH8 The final piece of ensuring safe and controlled prescribed fire involves all the personnel on hand, including both the ignitions and holding crew, who continue to patrol the prescribed fire perimeter and perform “mop-up” into the afternoon and evening. Mop-up involves the use of hand tools and fire engines using hoses and water to…
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Prescribed Fire Text Alerts now available

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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Restoring an Avian Oasis: Measuring Success Through Bird Banding

Contributed by John Goodell, avian researcher and wildlife biologist. In 2015, a bird banding effort was launched at the Indian Ford Aspen Restoration site near Sisters, in collaboration with the USFS, DCFP, Oregon Zoo, Oregon Wildlife Foundation, and others. The bird monitoring station is intended to evaluate the avian population response to aspen restoration along…
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