What is with all the paint on trees? You have probably noticed something new in the forests west of Bend on your dog walks and bike rides this year; a lot more paint on trees. This is all part of the West Bend Project on the Deschutes National Forest, designed to restore forest ecosystems, reduce…Read more
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Half Price Yard Debris Recycling
Save the date… Half Price Yard Debris Recycling A public service announcement from our friends at Project Wildfire. From Monday, November 2nd through Saturday November 14th (closed Sunday November 8th) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris…Read more
How forest restoration methods affect wildlife
How forest restoration methods affect wildlife Contributed by Marilyn Miller of Miller Conservation Consulting Our eyes were glued to the ground sorting through animal tracks. The date was June 17, 2011. Elk tracks, large and small ran in every direction. Then we froze in astonishment—we were looking at a paw print larger than a man’s hand,…Read more
How does the DCFP work?
How we work We identify high-priority forest areas that are most in need of restoration and represent the greatest risks to property, business and ecological values. We sit around a table and identify solutions that work for all parties, reflecting the full spectrum of views in our communities. This heads off potential delays due to…Read more
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