Category Archives: DCFP News

How can we help California Wildfires

We know we are not alone in our sorrow and shock over the staggering loss of lives and property due to wildfire in California. These fires serve as a sobering reminder that we also live, work and play in a dry environment, where wildfire is a very real possibility. This is why we at the DCFP…
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New website for Fire, Smoke, and Health Information

New website for Fire, Smoke, and Health Information Available A new website will provide a one-stop shop for Central Oregon residents on wildfire, public health, smoke, and prescribed fire information. Many of the resources available on the site were previously available however, this is the first time these resources and information have been consolidated into…
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Why Prescribed Fire Matters: Healthier forests. Safer communities

Why Prescribed Fire Matters: Healthier forests. Safer communities Contributed by: Pete Caligiuri – Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Bob Madden – Deputy Chief of Fire Operations, Bend Fire Department, and Alex Enna – Prescribed Fire & Fuels Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest. We’re sure you all saw signs of prescribed fire (also known as controlled burning) this…
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Working Together to Restore our Forests

Experts agree that much of central Oregon’s federal forests are out of balance. Too many small trees crowd the landscape putting homes and property at risk from intense wildfires. But what to do about it? For decades, finding common ground on forest management has placed competing interests at loggerheads. But in central Oregon, a diverse…
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