Over the years, there has been some tension between dog owners and those recreating in the Deschutes National Forest. Forest officials are hoping to alleviate these tensions. There will be an opportunity to discuss and explore ways for all recreation users and dog owners to interact responsibly and safely on trail and other areas in the Deschutes National Forest. A meeting is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday, November 18th at the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District Office on southwest Columbia Street. If you want more information, contact the Deschutes National Forest.