Central Oregon Daily3 trail segments near Phil’s Trailhead closing to remove vegetation

3 trail segments near Phil’s Trailhead closing to remove vegetation

3 trail segments near Phil’s Trailhead closing to remove vegetation

3 trail segments near Phil’s Trailhead closing to remove vegetation

Some trail segments near Phil’s Trailhead west of Bend will be closed on weekdays starting May 31 to remove excess vegetation through mowing and mastication work.

The Deschutes National Forest said the closures will happen Monday through Friday on these segments:

  • Marvin’s Garden Trail from the intersection with KGB north to the intersection with Forest Service Road 4604-031
  • KGB Trail from the intersection with Marvin’s Garden Trail east to the National Forest boundary
  • COD Trail east from the intersection with Marvin’s Garden Trail to the junction with Cascades Lakes Highway.

“The work includes mowing and mastication of brush and small trees,” the Forest Service said in a statement. “The primary objectives are to help maintain and restore forest and ecosystem health while reducing hazardous fuels loading in the wildland-urban interface. Removing excess vegetation increases firefighters’ opportunities for success in stopping a wildfire should it start in this area. This work will help to create a forest that is more resilient to fire, insect infestations and disease.”

The Forest Service said the trail closures will be in place until work is completed in areas adjacent to those trails.

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