Trusting the Land Blog

Welcome to Trusting the Land--musings on land and place in Central Oregon. Featuring staff and volunteers from the Deschutes Land Trust.

Why Whychus?

Oct 05, 2016
In 2014 the Deschutes Land Trust launched a $12 million comprehensive Campaign for Whychus Creek. That's a lot of effort for one little creek. So, why Whychus Creek?

Fall magic

Sep 15, 2016
We answer the question of why leaves change color. It might not be what you think.

Outdoor School for All

Sep 10, 2016
Once in a great while, a proposed ballot measure touches the heart of the Land Trust's work. That is the case with a proposed permanent funding source for Oregon's Outdoor School programs. Learn more about the effort.

Setting the stage for nature

Sep 08, 2016
With the construction phase of the Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve now complete, it’s a great time to look back on another Land Trust creek restoration project and remember just how much things will change.

In the meadow at dusk

Aug 15, 2016
A first-hand account of the calming practice of Tree Yoga written by the Land Trust's Development Associate, Jana Hemphill.