Category: Prescribed Burning

TNC Sycan Marsh Preserve and the 2021 Bootleg Wildfire

A case study on the 2021 BootLeg Wildfire

Controlled burning is key to lowering fire severity during wildfire season While the Sycan Marsh Preserve is in a different national forest, the lessons learned from the Bootleg Fire can [...]
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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 and pile burns across our [...]
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Prescribed Fire Text Alerts

Need Up to Date Prescribed Fire Information? Land managers and public health officials have come together to develop two new tools that will provide Central Oregonians with a one-stop shop [...]
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Fall Pile burning on the Deschutes NF

Pile Burning to Begin on the Deschutes National Forest As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fire and fuel specialists will begin burning slash piles across [...]
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Video: Prescribed Fire Planning

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, [...]
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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 to organize the many fire professionals and equipment needed to [...]
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Video: The day-of a Prescribed Fire

Today’s the day! The staging area is bustling with activity as fire engines, water trucks, and fire professionals arrive and begin to assemble and ready their gear, tools, and equipment. [...]
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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 and holding crew, who continue to patrol the prescribed fire [...]
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Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure

Storm King and Grand Slam Trail Closure Alert *Posted August 27, 2018. You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed [...]
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