You may have noticed some changes taking place in our forests close to home. Paint on trees, thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning are all visible signs of carefully planned and implemented forest restoration treatments. The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project is working alongside the US Forest Service to help restore our public lands to a more natural state.
Your fellow community members and local forest professionals are hard at work, coming together to learn about the best available science and practices. We strive to find common ground to do what is best for our fire-adapted forests and for our forest-adapted communities.