We're very pleased to announce this year's slate of Nature Nights! From salmon and steelhead to lichen and cougars, these monthly presentations are a great way to come in from the cold and get your nature fix before spring. Learn more...
When winter snows block access to Land Trust Preserves, we use this time to work on management plans for our protected lands. Every Land Trust protected property has a management plan that guides the future of the land.
New kiosk signs provide updated trail maps, Preserve guidelines, and thank the supporters who made the Preserve what it is today. These signs are the first step in a updated trailhead. Learn more...
The Deschutes Land Trust is currently seeking a Development Associate. Learn more about how you can join our team.
The Land Trust is sad to note that Lisa Bagwell will be leaving the organization in March. Lisa has worked at the Land Trust since 2007.
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.
This summer the bulldozers and planting crews will be returning to a Land Trust Preserve on Whychus Creek. It is a visible reminder that sometimes nature needs a little help to get back on her feet.
Ranch northeast of Sisters to be acquired for fish and wildlife habitat
A great big thank you to all of the volunteers that have been helping care for the Preserves this spring.
Beautiful benches were recently installed at two Preserves.
Central Oregon Daily visited Rimrock Ranch to find out why it is so important for conservation efforts along Whychus Creek.
Be a part of the Land Trust's biggest fundraiser of the year without running 13.1 miles!
Volunteers helped release 35,000 steelhead into Whychus Creek at several Land Trust protected lands including Aspen Hollow Preserve, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, Whychus Canyon Preserve, and Rimrock Ranch.
Fire season is officially upon us! As we mark the two-year anniversary of the Two Bulls Fire in Skyline Forest, it's important for all of us to remember to take precautions when visiting Land Trust protected lands.
Lots of preparation is currently underway to get ready to restore the northernmost mile of Whychus Creek at Whychus Canyon Preserve this summer. Read on to learn more.
Summer is monitoring season at the Land Trust. It's a time when we visit our protected lands for an annual check-up. Learn why monitoring is the heart of why we do what we do.
The Land Trust is pleased to welcome Danielle Lordi to our Board of Directors.
The Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve has begun! Bulldozers and diggers hit the ground running at 6am on August 1st. They started at the northern end of the Preserve where it borders Rimrock Ranch and are working upstream from there.
Come fly with us and see the "before" view of Whychus Canyon Preserve before the Whychus Creek restoration changes the view dramatically.
The first week of the restoration of Whychus Creek at Whychus Canyon Preserve has wrapped up. Here is a visual summary of the week in photos.