August 23, 2013

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)