Pile burning on 100 acres at Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters starting next week will cause the preserve to be closed to the public temporarily, the Deschutes Land Trust said.
The pile burning will start Monday in the preserve, which is located six miles northeast of Sisters. The piles consist of juniper trees which were thinned in order to improve wildlife habitat in the area.
The burns are dependent on weather conditions.
— From staff reports