Beginning Wednesday, the Deschutes National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns 5 miles west of Pine Mountain near Forest Road for up to three days. The plan is to under-burn approximately a thousand acres, with ignitions between 10 am and 5 pm for up to 3 days. Smoke and residual burning will be visible in the area for up to a week after the burning. OHV trails 10, 12, and 28 will be closed temporarily. The objective of the prescribed burn is to improve the wildlife habitat, and reduce future rates of wildfire spread.