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Press releases and press contacts for the Deschutes Land Trust.

Welcome to the Deschutes Land Trust pressroom. Current press releases can be found below. For more information about our organization, visit the About us page or contact any of our press contacts. Digital images or maps are always avaliable upon request.



Press Contacts

Brad Chalfant
Executive Director
Phone: (541) 330-0017
Sarah Mowry
Outreach Manager
Phone: (541) 330-0017
Brad Nye
Conservation Director
Phone: (541) 330-0017
Zak Boone
Associate Director
Phone: (541) 330-0017

Press Releases

Apr 13, 2015
New acquisition was made possible by the Campaign for Whychus Creek
The Deschutes Land Trust announced today it has purchased 58 acres of land along Whychus creek near Sisters, Oregon. The new Aspen Hollow Preserve includes ½ mile of creek frontage, unique columnar cliffs, and pine and aspen stands.
Apr 06, 2015
More than 110 free hikes explore Central Oregon’s creeks, meadows and canyons
The Deschutes Land Trust announced today the start of its 2015 Walk + Hike series. From April-November Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead more than 110 free walks, hikes, and bike rides at various Land Trust protected lands.
Jan 07, 2015
Presentation series brings experts in to talk about nature
The Deschutes Land Trust announced today its winter Nature Nights series. From geology to dragonflies to beavers and wolves, the Land Trust is offering free, monthly presentations on nature-related topics given by experts in their field.
Nov 10, 2014
end resident Lori Chapin and Sisters resident Ted Johnson have joined the Deschutes Land Trust’s Board of Directors. Together they will help ensure the Land Trust’s continued success, and bring skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the organization.

Press Clips

Apr 15, 2015
The Bend Bulletin
The Bend Bulletin reports on the Land Trust newest acquisition, Aspen Hollow Preserve.
Apr 14, 2015
The Nugget Newspaper
The Nugget News reports on the Land Trust's newest Preserve on Whychus Creek.
Mar 17, 2015
Oregon Live
Terry Richard from the Oregonian rounds up the 10 best spring hikes in central Oregon. Whychus Creek and the Land Trust's Whychus Canyon Preserve make the list. Read more to find out the other top hikes.
Feb 20, 2015
The Source Weekly
Erin Rook of the Source Weekly reports on the sale of Skyline Forest to a Singapore-based company. Although Skyline Forest ownership has changed, the Deschutes Land Trust remains committed to preserving this important forest for Central Oregon's future.
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