DCFP Open House

Why is Prescribed Burning important to Central Oregon?

Do you know how important fire is for forest health and restoration? Join us outside at the GoodLife Brewing Beer Garden on the evening of May 11th to learn more about using prescribed fire around Central Oregon to make our forests healthier, keep our communities safer and create homes for a greater diversity of wildlife.

Local leaders, prescribed fire professionals from across the country, and members of the local Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project on hand to answer questions about how to safely and effectively use fire to restore our forests. Plus, wildland fire trucks will be on display out front!

When? Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Central Oregon Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX):

Between May 1-12, 2017 more than 35 prescribed fire professionals from around the country and representing more than a dozen organizations will gather in Central Oregon for twelve days of applied, on-the-ground training on prescribed fire use. Since 2008 more than 44 TREX events in ten states have contributed to more nearly 80,000 acres burned and 1,538 fire professionals acquiring new knowledge and skills.

We are fortunate to have these professionals coming to Central Oregon to advance their knowledge and skills in prescribed fire use, which they will then take home to help their own communities and the natural areas that they love. Join us on Thursday, May 5th for an opportunity to learn more about why prescribed fire makes our forests more resilient and our community safer.

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