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Reduce the risk of losing your home to wildfire and take advantage of FREE yard debris disposal at local collection sites. Create and maintain defensible space around your home and recycle your needles, branches, brush, shrubs, and limbs for FREE! Bend Knott Landfill 7 AM – 5 PM May 4 THROUGH 12, 2019...
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Individuals and organizations honored for exemplary commitment to community fire protection. WASHINGTON—The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the seven recipients of this year’s Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire....
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This past year proved to be diverse, productive, and inspiring. Before we leap into Project Wildfire’s 15th year, 2019, Project Wildfire would like to take this time to reflect on all the successes from 2018 throughout Deschutes County. Below you’ll find a few of the highlights from the past year....
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This blog was originally posted on Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s Blog: https://fireadaptednetwork.org/why-residents-refuse-wildfire-mitigation-money/ by Einar Jensen with South Metro Fire Rescue. It provides a great lesson learned on how we can all work together but first we need the right tools. A high-risk neighborhood refusing a $13,500 mitigation grant is a fantastic...
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Fuels Reduction Slows Milli Fire Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project members Ed Keith and Nicole Strong visited an area of the Milli Fire where restoration had been implemented west and south of Sisters earlier in the year. Thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning in the area helped reduce the intensity and duration...
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                                                        Save the date… HALF PRICE YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING   Fall has finally arrived in Central Oregon after a long fire season and...
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Note: originally posted by The Source Weekly, written by Dave Howe In the past 30 years, Bend has had several large wildland fires which either threatened or destroyed multiple homes. The 1990 Awbrey Hall Fire razed 22 houses and damaged several others, while the 1996 Skeleton Fire consumed 30 structures. Although one can...
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Note: This blog was originally posted at http://brooksresources.com/2018/03/living-with-wildfire/ The Bend lifestyle has it all–stunning Cascade peaks, meandering rivers and clear, blue lakes. A thriving arts and culture scene, world-class dining, even a brewery or 20. It’s no wonder we’ve found ourselves at the top of lists on everything from Outside Magazine to Forbes. But...
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Please see the following dates for the Spring FireFree event. FireFree will have 9 events in 4 counties this spring, there will be plenty of opportunities. Please pass these dates along to any interested parties. Please note this will be the last year the current Westside Collection Site on Simpson Ave in Bend will be available to residents. Reduce the...
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Era of Megafires comes to Central Oregon Nationally recognized ecologist Paul Hessburg presents options for reshaping our wildfire problem Bend, OR: It may not feel like it outside, but fire season is on its way. This March, local partners are coming together to offer three Era of Megafire presentations for Central Oregonians. The...
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