Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

Preventing Human-Start Fires

Preventing Human-Start Fires This Summer Contributed by our partners at Project Wildfire  Thanks to an unfortunately warm and dry spring, Central Oregon's summer temperatures are predicted to be hotter and drier than previous conditions. While wildfire season may be off to a slow start, that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear, yet. The bulk of…
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Pandora Moth in Central Oregon

Contributed by Robbie Flowers, PhD, Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service. What is causing recent defoliation of pines in forest areas to the west and south of Bend? This defoliation is caused by the Pandora moth, Coloradia pandora (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), which is a native defoliator of pine forests in the western United States. Outbreaks have occurred…
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How can we help migrating elk and deer?

How can we help migrating elk and deer? Contributed by Sara Gregory Fall is upon us in Central Oregon and for thousands of mule deer in our neighborhood, it will be time to move from the alpine areas where they’ve spent the summer to the lower elevation shrub-steppe and forests to the east. Deer use…
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