south of Bend. The burn is anticipated to last one day.
The South Bend Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project is located along China Hat Road (Forest Service Road 18)
between the Deschutes National Forest boundary and Horse Butte, adjacent to Woodside Ranch subdivision.
The goal of the project is to reduce fuels adjacent to the subdivision and the urban interface with Bend, which
will create a defensible space and reintroduce fire back into the ecosystem.
Fuels specialists will follow policies outlined in the Oregon Department of Forestry smoke management plan,
which governs prescribed fires, and attempts to minimize impacts to visibility and public health. For more
information, visit the Ochoco/Deschutes website at www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon.
A Public Information Officer will be available at the prescribed burn to escort interested media.