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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 and pile 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, 2022 Bend,…
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Job Openings

Posted April 1, 2022: We are presently accepting applications for two positions to support the work of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project. DCFP Administrative Assistant position  [PDF download] DCFP Program Manager position  [PDF download] Please direct all related questions to our partners at the Central Oregon Forest Stewardship Foundation: staff@cofsf.org
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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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Mowing to occur near Deschutes River recreation areas

Recreationists should keep their distance from mowing equipment for their safety Posted May 26, 2021:  Heavy equipment will be mowing national forest lands located west of Bend and south of Century Drive now and into much of the summer unless fire safety concerns arise. The project will mow approximately 740 acres of land located east…
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