Category Archives: Forest Restoration

Pandora Moth Returns to a Central Oregon Forest Near You

Pandora Moth Returns to a Central Oregon Forest Near You Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD. Forest Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection. Central Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. As spring transitions into early summer in Central Oregon, we'll begin to see more than just warmer weather and tank tops but…
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Prescribed Burning in Progress

Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With consistently warmer temperatures, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will be taking advantage of favorable weather conditions and begin igniting prescribed burns across our area over the next few weeks. This will include several high profile burns around Sisters, Bend, La Pine and Sunriver, Oregon. The use…
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What is up with the Mulch Piles around Phil’s Trailhead?

What is up with the Mulch Piles around Phil's Trailhead? Restoring a forest ecosystem involves repairing STRUCTURE and FUNCTION. In the West Bend project, forest restoration involves reducing fuels and creating space for trees to grow large and resilient through thinning (an example of restoring structure), and bringing low-intensity fire back through prescribed burning (an…
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