Category Archives: Forest Restoration

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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Pandora Moth Returns on the Wing to Central Oregon

Pandora Moth Returns on the Wing to Central Oregon Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD. Forest Entomologist for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection. Central Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. With paddleboard and mountain biking season in full swing, you may see a familiar site fluttering by you near the river or on…
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Video: Prescribed Fire Planning

https://youtu.be/796DtKJzM_o Restoring our dry, fire-adapted forests in Central Oregon is a multi-step process carried out over many years and requiring collaboration among a diverse team of forest scientists, fire experts, loggers, community leaders, and volunteers. Before every Prescribed Fire, we do the work. Prescribed fire, also known as prescribed or controlled burning, is the final…
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Video: Meet the Crew

https://youtu.be/08e-8A3gqik Once the initial forest restoration steps have been completed, and the forest is ready for prescribed fire, now it’s time to organize the many fire professionals and equipment needed to safely conduct a prescribed burn. The Burn Boss oversees all aspects of the prescribed fire, from writing the prescribed burn plan that describes every…
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