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Top Five Reasons to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree this Holiday Season

Top Five Reasons to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree this Holiday Season Written by Pete Caligiuri with The Nature Conservancy and Sarah Mowry with the Deschutes Land Trust. Photos courtesy of Jay Mather.  Holiday season is in the air and with it the age-old tradition of decking the halls with a beautiful Christmas tree. But rather than buy one of…
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Protect Your Home Against Wildfires

A public service announcement from our friends at Project Wildfire How Can You Increase Your Chances of Your Home Surviving a Wildfire? With the hot summer days and predicted thunderstorms, the potential for a wildfire in central Oregon is much higher in the coming days and weeks. It is never too late to create defensible space around…
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Fireworks safety during dy weather

A Public Service Announcement from the Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Legal fireworks have gone on sale just as Central Oregon is entering into an extended period of very hot and dry weather. Grasses, sagebrush and other fuels are rapidly drying, creating a high fire danger situation. Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties are currently under…
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Three Things You Can Do For Our Forest

By Alan Unger, Tony DeBone & Tammy Baney One reason Central Oregonians love this area is the striking landscape provided by the Deschutes National Forest. The forest is the backdrop of our lives and the core of our identity and sense of place. We have a unique relationship with our forest.  It is our playground,…
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