BLACK BUTTE RANCH, OR -- Deschutes National Forest crews plan to conduct a prescribed burn today adjacent to Black Butte Ranch, .25 miles south of Highway 20. The 90-acre burn is part of the Glaze Meadow Restoration Project. Due to the location, the public will likely see smoke and driers may experience impacts on Highway 20 through the Ranch and along Forest Road 300.
Another burn is planned for Thursday near Phil's Trailhead in Bend. The 70-acre burn is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. about one mile south of the Trailhead parking area off Skyliners Road. It should be completed by 4 p.m., however smoke could remain in the area after that.
No road closures are anticipated for either burn. Signs will be posted on nearby roads.