Recent Posts by Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project

Prescribed Burning in Progress

Prescribed Burning locations across Central Oregon With the arrival of favorable weather conditions, fire managers on the Deschutes National Forest will begin igniting prescribed burns across our area over the next few weeks. This will include several high-visibility burns around Sisters, Bend, La Pine, and Sunriver, Oregon. Posted: May 3, 2021 Bend: Tuesday, 5/4 fuel…
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Trail Closure Updates for Phils Trail area

Restoration Work near Phil's Trail area Popular mountain biking trails will be temporarily closed. [hr] You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning) near the Phil's Trail area aims to put the forest on a trajectory to grow healthier trees, improve wildlife habitat, and…
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Why is paint on the trees a good thing for mountain bikers?

Contributed by Melanie Fisher. She has lived in Bend for 15 years and was previously the co-owner of Cog Wild Bicycle Tours. When Melanie is not representing Central Oregon Trail Alliance on the DCFP Steering Committee as one of our Recreation seat holders, you will find her on her mountain bike enjoying the beautiful scenery…
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Oregon 2020 Wildfires

We know we are not alone in our sorrow and shock over the staggering loss of lives and property due to the wildfires ravaging Oregon and the west coast. Our thoughts and heartfelt support go out to everyone impacted by the wildfires and for the personnel responding to the emergency. While there are no active…
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