Why The Forest Must Burn
“After 15 years of massive and severe blazes that have blackened landscape and choked the community with smoke for weeks at a time, severely disrupting people’s lives and the local [...]
Our low elevation Central Oregon dry forests need fire for health and resilience into the future. Our friends and neighbors need the security of knowing their home, neighborhood and community will be ready for wildfires. That’s why the Deschutes National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Deschutes County, OSU-Extension and Walker Ranger Forest Protection Assoc. have come together to restore our High Desert Ecosystem.