Forest Program Seeks Funds to Continue Thinning Efforts

The Bend Bulletin highlights the Deschutes Land Trust's work within the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project in Central Oregon.
By Michael Kohn
The Bulletin

The collaborative group behind a forest restoration program that helped Deschutes County firefighters corral wildfire has applied to Congress for additional funding for another five years.

The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project, which was originally intended to expire at the end of this year, is looking to tap funds included in the 2018 farm bill, passed by Congress at the end of last year. Jean Nelson-Dean, public affairs officer for the Deschutes National Forest, said the project submitted a request for funds last week...