Resource Management

Wildfire Crisis Strategy

Cover for brochure on confronting the wildfire crisis.The Forest Service has launched a robust, 10-year strategy to squarely address this wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale of forest health treatments over the next decade.

Central Oregon was chosen as one of 10 initial landscapes selected to receive $131 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) investment to begin implementation of the Wildfire Crisis Strategy in 2022. The Central Oregon Landscape covers State, private, and Federal lands on the eastside of the Cascades. One of the reasons Central Oregon was chosen is because of its history with collaboration and national leadership in implementing the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program, Joint Chief’s Projects, and National Cohesive Strategy.

This significant investment in the Central Oregon landscape will continue our work in reducing the risk of fire transfer to our numerous growing communities and critical infrastructure, including our watersheds that supply public drinking water, and will build upon work already accomplished. The Forest and Grassland expects to receive $4.5 million in funding this year from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and $41.3 million in total funding for fiscal years 2022, 2023, and 2024.

The Deschutes National Forest, along with State and other partners, expect to treat an additional 5,000 acres in 2022 and more than 50,000 acres by 2024. 

Recreation Management

Winter Recreation Sustainability Analysis (WRSA) - Deschutes National Forest

Increasing urbanization, population growth and demand for access to recreation have made providing opportunities for quality winter recreation a challenge on the Deschutes National Forest. With abundant snow, good access and outstanding scenery, the Deschutes is a popular winter recreation destination for residents of central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Visitors participate in a variety of traditional winter activities including downhill skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and snow play. In addition, emerging activities such as snowmobile-assisted skiing (hybrid skiing), snowcross and kite skiing are becoming increasingly popular. The challenge for the Deschutes National Forest is to provide quality winter recreation opportunities that meet visitor needs and protect natural resources now and in the future.

Scenic Byway Management

The Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway on the Deschutes National Forest takes the Byway traveler to Central Oregon's high country and volcano wilderness.  Visitors follow a journey of water as it flows through an alpine volcanic landscape.  Views of water bodies and geological formations are everywhere, creating dynamic and unbelievable scenery.  The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway Corridor Management and Interpretive Plan provides the guidance for this important transportation corridor, which is vital to the communities of Bend, Sunriver, La Pine, and Crescent, Oregon.

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway Corridor Management and Interpretive Plan

Wildlife Management

Click here to learn about critical deer and elk winter range.

Timber and Special Forest Product Sales

Currently advertised commercial timber and special forest product sales will appear in a table below. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Information on this site will be carefully reviewed and monitored to maintain accuracy. However, in the event that discrepancies occur between the official hardcopy contract documents on file at the Forest Office, and those displayed on this website, information contained in the official hardcopy on file at the Forest Office takes precedence.

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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic there are some changes to how to obtain bid packets, where to turn in bids and how the bids will be shared publicly. Please read the Prospective Bidder letters and Prospectus carefully for specifics regarding each sale.

Thank you for your interest in National Forest Timber

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Please be advised, you are encouraged to register your company in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, which can be accessed at www.sam.gov

CCR and ORCA have been decommissioned.

There is NO FEE to register in SAM.  If someone is trying to charge you for your SAM profile, it is a scam.  If someone is offering to help you set up your SAM profile for a fee, it is a scam. If you are ever asked to pay for any services related to your SAM profile, do not do it.

Recently, several websites have been identified as portraying themselves as the official SAM site and asking for $500 to register.  Other reports are coming in that some outside sources are offering "help" to set up SAM profiles for a fee.

If you need help creating, updating or migrating your SAM profile The Government Contract Assistance Program can help.

There is more information in the SAM Folder below.

Please see below the list of current Timber Sales

Timber Sales

Currently Advertised Remarks

Auction Results

Deschutes National Forests

Periodic Announcement and Timber Industry Meeting

Deschutes National Forests

Pre-Advertisement Draft Sale Area Maps

Deschutes and Ochoco

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