BEND, OR -- Recently the Emergency Board allocated grant money to the Department of Forestry which in turn is awarding grants to counties around Oregon. Deschutes County Forester Ed Keith told county commissioners the money is to be used for wildfire risk reduction. Keith says he identified three properties…one in La Pine, one in Bend and one just north of Bend. He says he picked the properties because they have the potential for fire start or fire spread, and pose a risk to nearby developed areas. Commissioners gave Keith the okay to apply for a 225-thousand dollar grant. If approved, the work from the grant must be finished by the end of June.