Our Partners

The Deschutes Land Trust partners with many groups to conserve and restore land in Central Oregon.

Flowers bloom along the Metolius River. Photo: Byron Dudley.
The Deschutes Land Trust partners with a variety of community organizations and public agencies to conserve and restore land in Central Oregon. These partnerships often occur for specific projects when an opportunity presents.


The Land Trust is also a part of the following ongoing partnerships:

  • Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: A statewide organization dedicated to serving and strengthening the land trust community in Oregon. Learn more about COLT.
  • The Deschutes Partnership: The Deschutes Partnership is a unique collaboration of four organizations working to restore habitat necessary for self-sustaining populations of wild salmon and steelhead in the Metolius River, Whychus Creek, and the lower Crooked River. Learn more about The Partnership.
  • Land Trust Alliance: The Deschutes Land Trust is an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance--a national conservation organization dedicated to saving the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. Learn more about The Land Trust Alliance and National Accreditation.
  • The East Cascades Oaks Partnership: The East Cascades Oaks Partnership is a consortium focused on conserving and restoring highly threatened Oregon white oak woodlands east of the Cascade range. Learn more.

Other groups and organizations that we currently partner with or have partnered with include (but are not limited to):

  • American Bird Conservancy
  • Bend Park and Recreation District
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Cascade Youth and Family Center
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Crook County Historical Society/Bowman Museum
  • Crooked River Watershed Council
  • Deschutes Collaborative
  • Deschutes County
  • Deschutes County Historical Society
  • Deschutes Public Library
  • Deschutes National Forest
  • Deschutes River Conservancy
  • East Cascades Audubon Society
  • Heart of Oregon Corps.
  • Jefferson County Historical Society
  • National Park Service
  • Native Plant Society
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Oregon State Parks
  • Oregon State University - Cascades
  • Oregon State University School of Forestry
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Portland General Electric
  • Redmond Historical Society
  • Sisters Chamber of Commerce
  • Sisters Folk Festival
  • Sisters Park and Recreation District
  • Stanford University School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
  • Three Sisters Historical Society
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
  • US Fish and Wildlife
  • Xerces Society