Portfolio Category: Helpful Articles

Learning To Live With Wildfires

Susan J. Prichard, a research scientist with the University of Washington and the Pacific Fire Sciences Wildland Laboratory has compiled a concise review of how wildfire has evolved in the [...]
Read more

Restoring Oregon’s Dry Side

Across the state of Oregon, Forest Collaboratives are working to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration in their communities. Featuring the voices of several collaborative members in Central, Eastern [...]
Read more

Fire Adapted Communities

The Fire Adapted Communities Network (FAC Net) is a nationwide network that works with communities to create a more wildfire-resilient future. A “fire adapted community” consists of informed and prepared [...]
Read more

USFS Bridge Creek Watershed

After several years of serious wildfires west of Bend, The US Forest Service is working to create a firebreak along Forest Road 370 that will protect the Bridge Creek watershed [...]
Read more

USFS Pole Creek Fire Video

Restoration work around Sisters completed in the Sisters Area Fuels Reduction (SAFR) Project helped firefighters slow the advance of the 2012 Pole Creek Fire.
Read more

Project Wildfire Toolkit

Project Wildfire is the result of a Deschutes County effort to create long-term wildfire mitigation strategies and provide for a disaster-resistant community. Created by Deschutes County Ordinance 8.24.010, Project Wildfire is [...]
Read more

Firewise Wildfire Preparedness

Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from [...]
Read more

Forests on Fire Video

Forests on Fire: North 40 Productions. This trailer begins a discussion about Wildfire and asks the question, what is going on?
Read more

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Join our newsletter list to receive updates on forest restoration activity in the Deschutes National Forest, including temporary trail closures, prescribed fire announcements, and related community events.

* indicates required
(c) 2023 Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project