Wyden Joins Forest Service, Local Officials on Monday, August 26, to Discuss Wildfire Prevention in the Deschutes National Forest
Portland, OR – As wildfires continue to burn in Oregon and across the west, the Deschutes National Forest has escaped any major fires so far this year. A lot of this good fortune is the result of hard work by the U.S. Forest Service and the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project to make the forest healthier and more fire resistant. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will meet with members of the Forest Service, Deschutes County Commissioners and members of the collaborative on Monday, August 23, 2013, to discuss efforts to reduce fire danger in Deschutes County.
Who: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden
Deschutes NF Supervisor John Allen
Deschutes County Commissioners Alan Unger, Tammy Baney and Tony DeBone
Deschutes County Forester Ed Keith
Retired forester Joe Stutler
Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project Steering committee, ncluding Phil Chang of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, and Pete Caligiuri, The Nature Conservancy
Members of the Skyliners Lodge community
What: View wildfire prevention efforts in the Deschutes National Forest.
When: 11 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2013
Where: Skyliners Road Subdivision (10 miles west of Bend on Skyliners Road)