The Land Trust will be burning piles at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Photo: Jay Mather.

Pile burning planned for Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Mar 07, 2018 by
The Hindman Springs portion of the Preserve will be closed during burning.

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The Deschutes Land Trust is conducting pile burning in the Hindman Springs portion of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve through March 12th. Hindman Springs will be closed during the burning. Once the area is re-opened, we ask visitors to use good judgment and stay away from piles that could still be smoldering.

The burn piles consist of small diameter juniper that were thinned from the Hindman Springs area along with wood chips from our old trail. Thinning juniper from the springs area improves wildlife habitat and will help us prepare for future native plant restoration projects.

The pile burning is weather dependent and will be completed in consultation with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and in compliance with ODF’s smoke management plan. The contractor will postpone burning if weather conditions are unfavorable.