Category Archives: Forest Restoration

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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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: June 14, 2021 Sisters: A small 2-acre…
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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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Temporary Trail Closures Deschutes National Forest

Temporary Trail Closures Deschutes National Forest [hr] Posted May 7, 2020: The Deschutes National Forest will be temporarily closing a section of the Dinah-Moe-Humm Trail from Forest Road 4180 west to the junction of Forest Road 500, north of Edison Butte Sno-Park for commercial thinning operations. This trail has been under snow until recently but…
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