Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Podcast - Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative - Part 2

Collaborative Tours Bailey Butte Fire Site - June 2015


Part 2 in a series about the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative convened several years ago by Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe and Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren. In this episode the Collaborative takes a tour of the Bailey Butte Fire which burned 8,000 acres of Ochoco National Forest in 2014. Experts in fire behavior and forest restoration discuss, at various stops during the day, how fire affected the forest and how smart restoration practices may diminish the effects of future fires. 9:21 total time.

Pete Caligiuri discusses the history of wild fire.



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Podcast: Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative - Part 1

Addressing and Resolving Impassioned Gridlock

The Ochoco National Forest Restoration Collaborative is a group of diverse stakeholders who started meeting in 2012 at the request of co-conveners, Prineville's Mayor Betty Roppe and Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren. The group works on forest and watershed restoration within the Ochoco National Forest in Central Oregon. Listen to this 8-minute podcast to hear how groups, seemingly at odds with each other over forest management issues, are working together for the common good of the forest and surrounding communities.

Collaborative members during a field trip