Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project Blog

Prescribed burn team standing on road near smoky forest

Smoke 101

    Differences between wildfire and prescribed fire smoke in Western States in the U.S. What Is Smoke? Smoke is a byproduct [...]
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    What is Prescribed Fire?

      Fire is an important part of any ecosystem. Disturbances such as fire change landscapes by altering plant and animal populations, removing [...]
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      Video: Meet the Crew

        Once the initial forest restoration steps have been completed, and the forest is ready for prescribed fire, now it’s time [...]
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        Video: Mop it Up

          The final piece of ensuring safe and controlled prescribed fire involves all the personnel on hand, including both the ignitions [...]
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          Why Prescribed Fire Matters

            Why Prescribed Fire Matters: Healthier forests. Safer communities Contributed by Pete Caligiuri – Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Bob Madden [...]
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            My Deschutes Forest

              My Deschutes Forest Contributed by long time Bend resident, avid mountain biker and previous owner of Cog Wild, Melanie Fisher. [...]
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              Why restoration can’t wait

                Within the Deschutes National Forest we now have approximately 450,000 acres of unnatural, unhealthy forest in need of active restoration. We’re all familiar [...]
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