Tree Frog Forestry News

Forest Service chief coming to Central Oregon

July 28, 2014

The head of the U.S. Forest Service is set to visit Central Oregon today, as part of a swing through the Northwest to meet with firefighters. Tom Tidwell, chief of the agency that oversees the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests, plans to go to the Redmond Air Center, which is home to an air tanker base and a smokejumper crew, and Prineville, said Jean Nelson-Dean, a spokeswoman for the Deschutes National Forest. During the trip he’ll have a chance to talk with firefighters and see the effects of recent wildfires.

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