Why The Forest Must Burn
“After 15 years of massive and severe blazes that have blackened landscape and choked the community with smoke for weeks at a time, severely disrupting people’s lives and the local [...]
You may have noticed some changes occurring in the forests around Bend, Sisters, Sunriver and La Pine, Oregon. Carefully planned thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning create the conditions our forests need to thrive, and create better places for our native wildlife. This important work also reduces fuels, which could potentially feed the type of extreme wildfires that would threaten our homes, families, and firefighters. So when you see a temporary trail closure, respect it, and know we working to help our forest change for the better.
We Count on the Forest, Now the Forest is Counting on Us.