Category Archives: DCFP News

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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Dr. Paul Hessburg’s Era of Megafire returns to Central Oregon

Dr. Paul Hessburg's Era of Megafire returns to Central Oregon Last year was a record fire year with 9.1 million acres burning in the US. More than 680,000 acres burned in Oregon alone, in at least 33 different fires, one of which was a Megafire that burned over 190,000 acres. Our communities, homes, businesses and our…
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City Club of Central Oregon

Special event with City Club, registration is now open! For almost a decade, members of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project have been working towards improving the health of the national forest lands in Central Oregon, increasing resiliency to threats like wildfire, drought, and insect outbreaks. With input from collaborative team members including recreation enthusiasts, timber…
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