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 By Ian Reid    Opinion

Please excuse the messes

People often ask me if winter is a slow season for the Forest Service. The days are often less urgent, without wildfire response, but there is always much to be done. Winter is when the bulk... — Updated 2/27/2024 Full story

 By Ian Reid    Opinion

Fall is a time for a transition

“Another fall, another turned page…” —Wallace Stegner With frosty nights, some rain, and a wee bit of snow, we have indeed turned the page on another fire season; one marked by a paucity... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 By Ian Reid    Opinion

Reducing wildfire risk, not just blowing smoke

Public land management benefits from a diverse suite of opinions. Opinions are derived from values and working with those who have different value sets while trying to find common ground is... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Ranger's Corner - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Sisters Ranger District! We saw some amazing conservation work get accomplished last year, and we look forward to continuing that spirit of service in... — Updated 4/5/2023 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Rangers Corner Fall 2022

It’s autumn yet summer clings on. But the shortening days allow reflection on our busiest time of year. By all accounts, 2022 was another successful season. Favorable weather was a contributi... — Updated 10/12/2022 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

Cone pickers and cone lickers

Spring in Sisters means the return of the cone pickers and cone lickers. The former are semi-nomadic forest workers harvesting dry pinecones by hand for decorative markets. The latter are... — Updated 4/5/2022 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Rangers Corner Fall 2021

“It is on some, but not all, of these misty autumn daybreaks that one may hear the chorus of the quail. The silence is suddenly broken by a dozen contralto voices, no longer able to r... — Updated 10/6/2021 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

New ranger station progressing

As winter wanes and spring appears in the shortening shadows, it’s time for another Ranger’s Corner. While 2021 is a transition year in many ways, Sisters Ranger District employees are sti... — Updated 3/23/2021 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Ranger's Corner - Fall 2020

In a year known for its trials and tribulations, fire season 2020 was no exception. While the Sisters Ranger District escaped much of the devastation, the Warm Springs Reservation and many... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Ranger's Corner: Spring 2020

As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service, I thought I had seen a lot in my career: fires, floods, furloughs, drug cartels, timber thefts, daring rescues and tragic fatalities. But... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

Big boots to fill in Sisters

It’s hard to believe it is February 2020 already! Where does the time go? Here are some recent happenings and some “new year’s resolutions” for the Sisters Ranger District. First, we are sti... — Updated 2/5/2020 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

District had a productive summer

Recent seasonal transitions remind me it’s time for another Ranger’s Corner. It’s been another productive summer here, and even with shorter days and cooler temperatures on the horizon, we ha... — Updated 9/24/2019 Full story

 By Ian Reid    News

The Ranger's Corner

It has been awhile since the last Ranger's Corner. Too long I reckon. The 35-day partial government shutdown threw a wrench in our public outreach efforts as well as many other projects. But... — Updated 3/5/2019 Full story


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