The Land Trust initiated negotiations and cooperatively partnered with The Trust for Public Lands to conserve Alder Springs, an 840 acre in-holding within the Crooked River National Grasslands. The Alder Springs property is bisected by Whychus Creek, just above Whychus Creek's confluence with the Deschutes River. Alder Springs is owned and managed by the Crooked River National Grassland.
Why it is a conservation priority
Because Alder Springs is part of the Metolius Deer Winter Range and contains a significant stretch of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River, the property protects prime fish and wildlife habitat. Outstanding scenic canyons and natural springs also provide conservation value.
Visiting Alder Springs
Alder Springs is owned and managed by the Crooked River National Grasslands. For information on Alder Springs, including driving directions, maps and allowed uses please visit the Forest Service website.