Fun, informative hikes and bike rides, short program about this valuable landscape, music and refreshments this Sunday.
When: Saturday September 29, 2012 3pm – 7pm
Where: Skyliner Lodge (10 miles west of Bend on Skyliners Road)
The Pole Creek Fire provides a timely example of the urgent need to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration in central Oregon. Please join us for this discussion of how forest restoration can make our communities safer and our forests more resilient. The focus of the free event will celebrate our successes to date and renew our attention to restoring more acres on this valuable landscape. Over 10,000 acres of restoration treatments have occurred already to help prevent catastrophic losses to our community: homes, water quality, habitat, recreation, timber, tourism and the local economy.
The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project (DCFP) is creating a shared vision for stewardship that will sustain our forests into the future. Through the DCFP, wildlife lovers, forest products industry, recreation businesses, trail users, fire protection districts, and other stakeholders are collaboratively restoring a 150,000 acre forested landscape that lies between Bend, Sisters, and Mt. Bachelor. This new collaboration model has garnered national attention and is already bearing fruit. The DCFP has a commitment from Washington D.C. to invest $10 million dollars to implement restoration on the landscape over the next 10 years.
- Celebrate local forests
- Learn about forest restoration
- Get involved in the Deschutes Collaborative Forest
Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/y9BN9