Restoration: Creating Jobs in the Forest
Successful restoration treatments in the Deschutes National Forest wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration of many skilled and dedicated professionals.
A wide array of highly trained professionals (archeologists, soil scientists, botanists, wildlife biologists, foresters, fire professionals, hydrologists, and recreation planners) help assess and plan restoration projects to ensure the work protects and enhances all the things we care about in the forest.
And finally, when it is time for controlled burning, dozens of prescribed fire professionals come in to plan and safely implement this critical element of the forest restoration process.
Carefully planned forest restoration treatments like thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning make our community safer, our forests healthier and our water cleaner. We are working together to do what is best for our fire-adapted forests and for our forest-adapted community.
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Pinedrops Trail Thinning, DCFP Steering Committee Response
In response to the controversial thinning in the Euro 5 Unit along the Pinedrops trail in the West Bend project area, the DCFP has reaffirmed their commitment to the collaborative process, remained dedicated to caring for the health and resiliency…More
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 area over the next few weeks. This will include several…More
Trail Closure Updates for Phils Trail area
Restoration Work near Phil's Trail area Popular mountain biking trails will be temporarily closed. You may have noticed some activity in the forests west of Bend. Restoration work (thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning) near the Phil's Trail area aims to…More