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 By Maret Pajutee    News

Inmates reflect and plan for future

Sisters Ranger District Inmates, like most folks who see the Cascades from atop Black Butte, found the sight soul stirring. Photo by Maret Pajutee Mountain tops have always been places for reflection and soul searching. Inmates contracted... — Updated 6/17/2003 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Tower wreckage reveals treasures

Sisters District Ecologist, Deschutes National Forest Inmate workers sort through the wreckage of the old Black Butte Tower. Photo by Maret Pajutee It's been nearly 70 years since the sound of hammers on wood and the shouts of a large crew... — Updated 6/10/2003 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Reseeding operation launched

The legacy of this summer's wildfires continued last week, as an emergency fire rehabilitation crew labored to protect severely burned slopes of the Eyerly fire north of Sisters to reduce the threat of soil erosion. More than 900 bags of... — Updated 10/29/2002 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

800 goats have knapweed lunch

An unusual restoration team of 800 goats came to Sisters last week to help control a massive noxious weed infestation in the Eyerly Wildfire area. A dense infestation of spotted knapweed threatens to take over thousands of acres of burned... — Updated 8/27/2002 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Wildflower meadow featured on tour

Sisters Ranger District Ecologist Hikers studied Metolius area wildflowers. Wildflowers, fire and forest management were the topic of a Forest Service field tour in Allingham Meadow along the Metolius River on Saturday, June 29. A group of... — Updated 7/2/2002 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Wildflower salvage kicks off construction at Suttle Lake

Forest Service workers salvaged wildflowers from a construction site at Suttle Lake. Forest Service crews broke ground at Suttle Lake Resort last week, beginning a summer full of changes for the popular recreation area. But crews were not... — Updated 5/21/2002 Full story

 

Squaw Creek cleanup finds trash and treasure

Fifteen volunteers helped make Squaw Creek a little more scenic during river cleanup on Saturday, May 22. The group visited six sites, from Petersen Ridge to the Sisters city limits, learned about river issues, and removed 50 bags of trash.... — Updated 5/25/1999 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Alien invasion threatens Sisters

Aliens have invaded and they are taking over the town of Sisters. New colonies are forming everywhere. But don't call the X Files; these green aliens are not from outer space. They are aggressive, nonnative plants, noxious weeds which are ra... — Updated 6/17/1997 Full story

 
 By Maret Pajutee    News

Tinted trees are not terminal

Redtinged pine trees along forest roads have forest watchers concerned about some new blight or damage from wildfires. But the red cast to the pine trees is expected in the aftermath of prescribed fire. According to Fire Specialist Mark... — Updated 6/10/1997 Full story

 

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