Located in the heart of Central Oregon, Deschutes County encompasses 3,055 square miles of scenic beauty, mild climate, diverse recreational opportunities and a growing economy. From humble beginnings, Deschutes County now experiences the most rapid population growth of any county in Oregon. It has developed into a bustling, exciting destination where progress, growth and unique beauty intertwine. www.deschutes.org
Our mission is to serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon’s forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. We’re working towards healthy forests that provide a sustainable flow of environmental, economic, and social outputs and benefits with fire-resilient forests and fire-adapted communities that reduce the negative impacts of wildfires to all Oregonians. www.oregon.gov/odf/
Project Wildfire seeks to prevent deaths, injuries, property loss, and environmental damage due to wildfires in Deschutes County. Our organization facilitates, educates, disseminates, and maximizes community efforts toward effective fire planning and mitigation. Our mission is achieved by building partnerships, sharing resources and eliminating redundancies. We often succeed where an individual or solo agency may not. www.projectwildfire.org
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, and for nearly 60 years, we’ve been working in Oregon to do just that. We bring people together to solve big conservation challenges and improve livelihoods. For our local forests, The Nature Conservancy is bringing diverse stakeholders together to protect and restore our forests and the communities around them. www.nature.org
We’re working to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. With the world’s largest forestry research organization, we augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas. www.fs.usda.gov
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of our public lands, we’re working to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing.
DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water. We’re working with our forest partners to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities while they work to improve the health of the forest. Our collaborative efforts also seek to inform residents of potential smoke and fine particulate levels and what they can do to help avoid or reduce exposure. www.oregon.gov/DEQ/AQ/
The aim of our Collaborative is to restore our forests to a healthier, more resilient condition through balanced, science-driven restoration projects. We are a volunteer stakeholder committee of 19 community members representing a wide set of views and values. We’re working together to improve the health of our forest, reduce our risk of wildfire, and keep our towns safer through active forest management. www.deschutescollaborativeforest.org
We’re helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA knows what it needs to do to improve health care: focus on health and preventive care, provide care for everyone and reduce waste in the healthcare system. www.oregon.gov/OHA
The Central Oregon Fire Information website is supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior — Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife through a subaward to the Watershed Research and Training Center. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.