Category Archives: Forest Restoration

What is with all the paint on trees?

What is with all the paint on trees? You have probably noticed something new in the forests west of Bend on your dog walks and bike rides this Fall; a lot more paint on trees. This is all part of the West Bend Project on the Deschutes National Forest, designed to restore forest ecosystems, reduce…
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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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Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest

Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest Contributed by Bill Anthony with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and Darek Staab with Trout Unlimited You may have heard the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. A similar saying might be “you can’t see the watershed for the stream”. We tend to take in what is visually…
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How does the DCFP work?

How we work We identify high-priority forest areas that are most in need of restoration and represent the greatest risks to property, business and ecological values. We sit around a table and identify solutions that work for all parties, reflecting the full spectrum of views in our communities. This heads off potential delays due to…
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