To find out where Forest Service fuel management specialists plan to conduct prescribed burns on the Deschutes National Forest this spring check out this map. When a prescribed burn actively is occurring it will be highlighted in RED.
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 occurred creating a forested of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings, which allowed a diversity of wildlife and plants to flourish and kept forests resilient to large scale disturbances. The West Bend Vegetation Management Project's goal is to restore a more resilent and healthy forest. For additional information go to www.deschutescollaborativeforest.org.
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