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From our wildlife camera: Bear, bobcat, and cougar oh my!

From our wildlife camera: Bear, bobcat, and cougar oh my!

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Aug 10, 2015 10:25 AM |

The first half of the year has been an active one for wildlife at Land Trust Preserves. Watch this slideshow to see what we caught on camera this spring and early summer!

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Featured hike: The Lake Creek Trail

Featured hike: The Lake Creek Trail

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Jul 27, 2015 03:20 PM |

July and August are great summer months for hiking the high country in Central Oregon. The Cascades offer respite from the high desert heat and stunning scenery certainly makes the hike worthwhile. But if you’re looking for something a little different, a little less crowded, a little less known: look toward the foothills.

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Twenty Year Challenge

Twenty Year Challenge

Posted by Sarah Mowry at Jul 06, 2015 11:30 AM |

The Land Trust is turning 20! Celebrate our 20th year by challenging yourself to accomplish 20 things on this list.

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Twelve Whychus Canyon Preserve wildflowers to remember

Twelve Whychus Canyon Preserve wildflowers to remember

Posted by Katie Eberhart at Jun 02, 2015 10:32 AM |

In late May, Jane Meissner, a naturalist and wildflower specialist, led a wildflower hike at the Land Trust's Whychus Canyon Preserve. Katie Eberhart reports on the outing.

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Whychus Canyon Preserve Addition

Whychus Canyon Preserve Addition

Posted by Sarah Mowry at May 05, 2015 11:05 AM |

As we prepare for the May 30th Dedication of the new portion of Whychus Canyon Preserve, learn a little more about the addition and how it adds up to a better future for Central Oregon.

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