Category Archives: Forest Restoration

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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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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What is up with the Mulch Piles near Phil’s Trailhead?

What's up with the Mulch Piles around Phil's Trailhead? Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the Deschutes National Forest will temporarily close the gate on Forest Road 4604 near the Phil's Trailhead in Bend, Oregon to accomplish restoration work in two decommissioned gravel pits near the road. Since 2014, the 5-acre Skyliner 1 pit directly south…
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