The Land Trust has completed pile burning at Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters, Oregon. Whychus Canyon Preserve is now open to the public. Please be aware that there are still smoldering piles and trail conditions are VERY icy due to recent freeze/thaw cycles. Even though temperatures are warming, the slopes and trails in the canyon are treacherous.
More information on the Land Trust's forest restoration:
The Land Trust was burning piles of small juniper that were thinned at the Preserve this past spring. This pile burning will complete the first phase of habitat restoration on the property. Whychus Canyon Preserve was protected in 2010 to conserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat. Thinning encroaching juniper from ponderosa pine and aspen stands improves wildlife habitat and helps protect neighboring homes from the threat of wildfire. The Land Trust contracts with local forestry consultant Pacific Stewardship to complete the burn.