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Skyline Forest

About the Deschutes Land Trust's Skyline Forest project.

June 9, 2014: The 6,800 acre Two Bulls Fire west of Bend is burning in Skyline Forest. See a map of the fire with Skyline Forest on it (accurate as of 10am, 6/9/14).


Skyine Forest Aerial view
Aerial View of Skyline Forest. Photo: Aerial Images.


The Land Trust is currently working to conserve a massive block of land near Bend and Sisters, Oregon called Skyline Forest. This 33,000 acre former tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and is one of several commercial timberlands in central Oregon threatened with conversion to residential development.

Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.

If protected, Skyline Forest would be the Northwest’s largest community forest devoted to sustainable production of forest products, jobs, wildlife, scenic views, and recreation.

Skyline Forest is currently owned by Fidelity National Financial, through a holding company and these owners are engaged in long-term discussions with the Land Trust on the future of Skyline Forest.  Skyline Forest is not yet protected. 

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