Category Archives: Press Releases

Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Pile Burning to Begin on the Deschutes National Forest As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fire and fuel specialists will begin burning slash piles across the Deschutes National Forest. Piles may smolder, burn, and produce smoke for several days after ignition. While smoke may linger in the area, there is…
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FireFree Event: Half Price Yard Debris Recycling

Fall has finally arrived in Central Oregon after a long fire season and smoky skies. With cooler temperatures, this is the time to capitalize on local opportunities to increase your personal preparedness. Beginning Monday, October 29th through Saturday, November 10th (closed Sunday, November 4th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking…
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Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure

Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure Alert You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning) near the Phil's Trail area aims to put the forest on a trajectory to grow healthier trees, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. In…
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FireFree Recycling Events This Weekend!

FireFree Recycling Events This Weekend! Last year’s fire season is fresh in many Central Oregon resident’s minds. Fire season is just around the corner and now is the time for Central Oregonians to prepare their home for fire season. Across the state and in Deschutes County, fire departments and organizations are encouraging residents to learn…
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