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.

Fall magic

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

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.

Butterflies of Summer

Jun 27, 2016
A butterfly flitting about in a meadow or forest is a sure sign of summer in Central Oregon. The longer, warmer days bring these colorful creatures out in the meadows of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, the woodlands of the Metolius Preserve, and the juniper covered slopes of Whychus Canyon Preserve. Here are a few to watch for this summer.