Thinning, Mowing and Prescribed Fire Helped Firefighters Battle the Milli Fire

Thinning, mowing, and prescribed burning in the area helped reduce the intensity and duration of a portion of the Milli fire, making it easier to extinguish, and keeping private lands in the area protected.

From cutting trees to mowing brush, to conducting controlled burns, there is a lot of work going on in the forests around Central Oregon. Have you wondered why?

The forest ecosystems of the east Cascades of Central Oregon are complex. All of them are forests that are historically adapted to fire. read more >>