Whychus Creek Restoration Tour, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Stewardship Director Amanda Egertson, and Ryan Houston, Executive Director of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a tour of the upcoming Whychus Creek restoration project at Whychus Canyon Preserve. This tour will provide the "before" view of the meadow prior to start of this year's work. Learn about the multi-year timeline and goals of the restoration including re-creating several historic channels of Whychus Creek. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start in the meadow at Whychus Canyon Preserve following dirt and grass access roads. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/Lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.