Portfolio Category: Videos

Dr. Hessburg’s Era of Megafires

Why wildfires have gotten worse - and what we can do about it. Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we…
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City Club of Bend March 2018 Forum

How does a team with contrasting perspectives successfully work together to create healthier forests? Can a team like this be a role model for other communities in the West hoping to prevent severe wildfires? In March 2018, the City Club of Central Oregon selected Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project to present at their monthly forum. The discussion showcased our…
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Restoring our Fire-Adapted Forest

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…
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The Faces of Forest Restoration

Meet the faces of forest restoration. People who live here, play here and love it here. Biologists, environmentalists, loggers, ecologists, and trail stewards. Runners, cyclists, hikers and paddlers. 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…
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