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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

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.
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.

Press Clips

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.
Jan 27, 2015
Nugget News
Executive director, Brad Chalfant, spoke in Sisters about the future of Whychus Creek and the role of the Deschutes Land Trust in Central Oregon. Read the Nugget Newspaper's coverage of the presentation.
Jan 14, 2015
Nugget News
Executive director, Brad Chalfant, will present at the Sisters Trail Alliance's quarterly forum on January 22 at 7pm. Learn about our work to protect land for wildlife and people, and about our vision for Whychus Creek. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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