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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

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.
Oct 23, 2014
Bend resident Ginny Elliott and Sisters resident Eva Eagle are honored as Volunteers of the Year
The Deschutes Land Trust presented two Central Oregonians with Volunteers of the Year Awards at its annual Open House on October 22. Eva Eagle and Ginny Elliott were honored for their dedication to conserving land in Central Oregon.
Oct 01, 2014
Phase 1 of the campaign complete with the acquisition of 480 acres of canyons and meadows next to Whychus Canyon Preserve
The Land Trust will embark on a three year, $15 million campaign to conserve Whychus Creek. The first phase is now complete with the protection of 480 additional acres that doubles the size of Whychus Canyon Preserve.
Sep 08, 2014
Accredited land trusts standards for conserving and protecting important lands in their region.
The national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced today the Deschutes Land Trust has been re-accredited by the independent commission. Accredited land trusts must meet national quality standards for conserving and protecting important lands in their region.

Press Clips

Oct 28, 2014
The Nugget Newspaper
Eva Eagle is one of our 2014 Volunteers of the Year. Read about how she discovered her passion for birds and uses that passion to help lead our bird survey program.
Oct 01, 2014
The Source Weekly
The Source Weekly sat down for an interview with Land Trust staff to learn about our plans to "give Whychus Creek back to the public."
Oct 01, 2014
The Bulletin
The Bulletin covers the Land Trust's Campaign for Whychus Creek with phase 1, the addition 480 acres to Whychus Canyon Preserve, now complete.
Sep 30, 2014
The Nugget Newspaper
The Nugget News covers the Land Trust's Campaign for Whychus Creek, a multi-year effort to restore and protect Central Oregon's Whychus Creek.
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