The Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland are located in central Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


     It's Prescribed Burning Season In Central Oregon

               Check out the map below to view planned prescribed burns
                              for the fall-spring 2015-2016 season

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Why do we burn?

  • It’s a cost-effective way to reduce hazardous fuels and decrease wildfire intensity
  • It increases the ability of firefighters to protect homes and lives
  • It can maintain and improve ecosystem health
  • It can improve wildlife habitat by increasing native grasses, forbs and shrubs


Low intensity underburn

To learn more about prescribed burning click here.



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 Know Before You Go                                     

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

Recent News


West Bend Project

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project Logo

We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.

Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations regularly occurred and created a forested landscape of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings that allowed a diversity of wildlife and plant habitats to flourish and made forests resilient to large scale disturbances. As humans settled the area, large trees were removed for wood products and small fires were suppressed for public safety and profitability.  This human impact created a more uniform forest of even-aged trees, which is vulnerable to large-scale disturbances and less capable of supporting a diversity of wildlife and plants. The goal of the West Bend Vegetation Management Project is to restore a more historic and healthy forest landscape.

Prescribed Fire in the Wilderness Project

RXfire in the Wilderness

What we’re proposing

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are proposing to burn some selected areas in  the Three Sisters Wilderness and the  Mt. Washington Wilderness.

The entire project area will not be burned and when completed there will be a mosaic of burned and unburned vegetation across the landscape.  For More Information.


Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.