Category Archives: Press Releases

Prescribed Burning for a Healthier Forest and Safer Community

Prescribed Burning for a Healthier Forest and Safer Community We share our community's concerns regarding health, visibility, and livability related to smoke produced by prescribed fires. And we know that prescribed burns are a critical step in forest restoration. Research shows that in addition to sustaining important forest ecosystem functions, prescribed burning significantly reduces the…
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Smell Smoke? Prescribed Burning in Central Oregon

Smell Smoke? Prescribed Burning across Central Oregon in Deschutes National Forest As favorable weather and forest burning conditions develop, fuels specialists across the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests will conduct numerous prescribed burns across Central Oregon in the coming weeks. Prescribed burns are planned for the Bend, Crescent, and Sisters areas. The use of prescribed…
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America’s Forests to air on OPB

New TV series America's Forests to air on OPB Pilot episode to feature committee members from DCFP Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell is combining two of his life interests – music and trees – into a new national television documentary, America's Forests with Chuck Leavell. Chuck Leavell’s musical career includes work with the Rolling Stones,…
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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Wet weather brings the Fall Pile Burning season Recent rain and snow accumulations coupled with cool fall temperatures will allow fuels specialists across the Deschutes National Forest to begin burning slash piles. Beginning next week, and continuing through the next several weeks and months depending on conditions, specialists will begin burning a variety of units…
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