Forests

UDRC Area Forest Service Projects

Links to Forest Service projects in the UDRC area
Click on webpage tabs below “Project Documents”

Junction Project
Implementation July 2015
West of Three Rivers between Roads 40 and 42

Lex Project
Implementation September 2018
South of Century Drive, East of Road 45

Kew Project
Implementation September 2019
South of Century Drive, West of Road 41

Highway 97 Project
Implementation September 2020
Four-lane highway Sunriver interchange to FS boundary

Twin Project
Decision October 2021
Wickiup, Crane Prairie, Twin Lakes area

Klone Project
Decision Jan 2022
Between Sunriver and Lava Cast Forest

UDRC Forest Service contact
Jeff Crawford
Phone: 541-549-7636
Email: jeff.n.crawford@usda.gov

USFS Upper Deschutes River WUI Fuels Reduction Project Maps

Thinning work by the contractor T2 Inc. has started in December 2018 on Forest Service land between Spring River and Sunriver. Click on the links below to view detailed maps.

Overview and Detailed Maps

Overview Map Warning: large file!
Spring River, DRRH 1-5 area
DRRH 9, River Meadows, Cougar Grove area
OWW I, Beaver Rd. District, Lazy River – Huntington Rd. area
South Century Drive area
Fall River Area

Map Legend

  • ITM: Individual trees marked
  • LTM: Leave trees marked
  • Grey Fill: Areas to protect

USFS Upper Deschutes River WUI Fuels Reduction Project Schedule

Haner Park, Wild River, and the non-commercial thinning units adjacent to Ponderosa Pines: Small tree thinning and piling completed by November 2017, pile burning and brush mowing to follow. Thinning remaining units near Ponderosa Pines will likely begin in 2018.

UDR units near Spring River, DRRH, River Meadows, Sundance, Stage Stop, Cougar Grove, Fall River and Lazy River: Work starting sometime this Summer with commercial harvest, small tree thinning and brush mowing completed prior to summer 2019.  Prescribed underburning to follow in 2020-2021.

ODF crews, Forest Service fire personnel, DOC and some great volunteers (thank you River Meadows!) have already completed thinning and piling in most of the smaller units.

Click for Project Documents

Alex Enna
Bend-Ft.Rock Ranger District
Deschutes National Forest

New Oregon State University Extension Central Oregon Forester

Thomas Stokely is the new Extension Forester in central Oregon, replacing Nicole Strong and serving Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. His background is in forest and wildlife ecology, with graduate degrees from the OSU College of Forestry. Click here to contact Thomas.

Hazardous fuels treatments show benefits

The Rosland Road Fire has provided a strong example of how fuels treatments like thinning, mowing and prescribed fires help reduce the intensity of a wildfire. Click here for more information.

Wildfire Information

Project Wildfire
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWildfre/
https://twitter.com/FireFree_PW

Central Oregon Fire Information
http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/CentralORFire

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch
http://www.wildcad.net/WCOR-COC.htm

Oregon Dept. of Forestry Central Oregon
https://twitter.com/ODF_COD

InciWeb Oregon
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/38/

Wildfires Near Me
https://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com

Forestry Information Sources