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Volunteer Event: Thinning Within the Upper Deschutes Wild and Scenic River corridor

  • Deschutes River (Meet at Camp Abbot Trading Company) 56820 Venture Lane Surniver United States (map)

Join Forest Service staff for a volunteer opportunity to give back to our rivers!

Volunteers will hand thin small conifer trees within willow stands near the Deschutes River to improve the vigor of the willows, which offer habitat for a variety of bird and mammal species.  The crew will also handpile the trees. 

Volunteers will meet at Camp Abbott Trading Company, 56820 Venture Lane, Sunriver.  We may carpool from their depending on how many folks show up.  Meet at 10 am, be done working at 1 pm. 

Volunteers must sign a volunteer agreement and MUST RSPV to Tom Walker (contact below).

For more information please contact:

Tom Walker
Fisheries Biologist

Forest Service

Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District

p: 541-383-4787 
c: 541-280-6903 
f: 541-383-4755 
tawalker@fs.fed.us