Prescribed burn planned west of La Pine next week

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 5:41 PM PDT May 31, 2013    UPDATED: 7:05 PM PDT May 31, 2013 
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La PINE, Ore. -

Next Tuesday through Thursday, the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, 10 miles west of La Pine and 25 miles southwest of Bend. 

Smoke from the 108-acre Extra Rx and 158-acre Nut Rx will be visible from La Pine, Sunriver and Hwy. 97.  Smoke impacts are expected to be minimal and short-lived. 

The prescribed burn is part of a research project designed to produce information pertinent to fuels management, forest insect and disease issues, and over the long term address climate change issues. 

Contact Jared Schuster or Alex Enna of the Deschutes National Forest (541-383-4732) with any questions or concerns.