A diverse group of collaborators working together to manage forests near Bend plans to detail its restoration projects this weekend at a public event, which also features a short hike and a bike ride.
The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project is hosting the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Skyliner Lodge, 16125 Skyliners Road.
The group is focused on 150,000 acres of mainly federal forestland between Bend, Sisters and Mount Bachelor. So far it has treated 10,000 acres over the past three years, intending to lower the risk of wildfire moving toward towns while improving forest conditions, said Phil Chang, program administrator for the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.
For more information, visit www.deschutes collaborativeforest.org.
— Bulletin staff reports