SISTERS, OR -- A prescribed burn is planned for Friday in the Sisters area. Fuels specialists plan to burn 145 acres three miles west of Sisters and two miles southwest of Highway 20.
The burn should take a day to complete.
Officials expect people in the area will see smoke in the Sisters and Black Butte Ranch areas. The goal of this project is to restore ponderosa pine ecosystems to healthier, more resilient natural conditions and to improve the wildlife habitat.