The next phase of the nearly decadelong process of creating a habitat conservation plan for the Deschutes River Basin will begin in Bend and Madras on Monday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting a total of four meetings — two in Bend, two in Madras — where members of the public can learn about the process of creating a long-term plan that will meet the needs of farmers and other water users, while also ensuring that the Oregon spotted frog and other threatened species living in the basin will be protected in the future.
• 2 and 6 p.m. Monday at the Inn at Keys Cross Station, 66 NW Cedar St., Madras
• 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Forest Service headquarters, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend