The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project is working to put mistrust, and past conflict behind us—and pick up the quality, pace and scale of forest restoration projects in the dry fire-adapted forests of Central Oregon.
Our diverse membership brings a full range of community values and interests to the table. Together we promote outcomes such as job creation in the recreation and forestry sectors, healthier forests, cleaner water, and safer communities.
The Deschutes National Forest has committed to integrating collaborative recommendations into management activities. The Steering Committee oversees the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project's restoration strategy and helps to prioritize and endorse restoration and outreach activities. The Steering Committee is the formal channel for the Collaborative to provide input to the US Forest Service on management decisions within the DCFP Landscape including, but not limited to, fund allocation and restoration approaches.
Gilchrist Forest Products
Miller Conservation Consulting
Bend Fire Chiefs
Warm Spring Fire Management
The Deschutes Land Trust
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Deschutes Trails Coalition
Shanda Asset Management LLC
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (Retired)
Western Environmental Law Center