Category: Prescribed Burning

Prescribed burn team standing on road near smoky forest

Smoke 101

Differences between wildfire and prescribed fire smoke in Western States in the U.S. What Is Smoke? Smoke is a byproduct of living and dead vegetation and organic soil, collectively referred [...]
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What is Prescribed Fire?

Fire is an important part of any ecosystem. Disturbances such as fire change landscapes by altering plant and animal populations, removing some species, and allowing others to thrive. These changes can [...]
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Oregon State Study Confirms Successful Eastern Forest Restoration

Story by: Steve Lundebergsteve.lundeberg@oregonstate.edu Source: James Johnstonjames.johnston@oregonstate.edu Forest thinning is improving the robustness of older trees and enhancing native biodiversity on federal lands in eastern Oregon, evidence that collaborative efforts [...]
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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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