We know we are not alone in our sorrow and shock over the staggering loss of lives and property due to the wildfires ravaging Oregon and the west coast. Our thoughts and heartfelt support go out to everyone impacted by the wildfires and for the personnel responding to the emergency. While there are no active…Read more
FireFree Recycling Events This Weekend!
FireFree Recycling Events This Weekend! Last year’s fire season is fresh in many Central Oregon resident’s minds. Fire season is just around the corner and now is the time for Central Oregonians to prepare their home for fire season. Across the state and in Deschutes County, fire departments and organizations are encouraging residents to learn…Read more
Obstacles to Forest Restoration
Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles by Andrew Selsky (AP) Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and a group of locals representing…Read more
Fuels Reduction Slows Milli Fire
Fuels Reduction Slows Milli Fire Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project members Ed Keith and Nicole Strong visited an area of the Milli Fire where restoration had been implemented west and south of Sisters earlier in the year. Thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning in the area helped reduce the intensity and duration of a portion of the…Read more