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Event Details

The April 18 UDRC meeting will feature a panel discussion focusing on the Deschutes River water flows and the efforts underway to improve the heath of the river. The panel will include: Craig Horrell, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Mike Britton, North Unit Irrigation District, Kyle Gorman, Oregon Water Resources Department, Ron Nelson, Deschutes River Conservancy, and Gail Snyder, Coalition for the Deschutes.


2019 Spring FireFree Dates

Reduce the risk of losing your home to wildfire and take advantage of FREE yard debris disposal at local collection sites.

Bend: Knott Landfill, 7AM – 5PM, May 4 – 12
La Pine: Southwest Transfer Station, 8AM – 4PM, May 17 – 18
Sunriver: Sunriver Compost Site, 8AM – 4PM, May 3 – 4

Defensible Space Reimbursement Program

Now accepting new applications for 2019. The UDRC will help landowners in the UDRC area neighborhoods with the cost of creating or maintaining defensible space for wildfire risk reduction. The UDRC will reimburse your expenses for fuels reduction contractors or rental equipment up to $500 maximum per landowner. This program is available for communities between Spring River Road and La Pine State Recreation Road including the Spring River, Haner Park, and Wild River communities. Click here for the Defensible Space Reimbursement Application Form.

Wildfire Preparedness

If your home has been assessed by the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District, you can see your wildfire preparedness rating by going to oregonrsg.org and clicking on the “My Risk: Go to the Map” link.

Deschutes County wildfire Ready-Set-Go Guide

The Central Oregon Fire Information website has current wildfire information from all public agencies: http://www.centraloregonfire.org