Photo: Byron Dudley.

Our Partners

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

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Flowers bloom along the Metolius River. Photo: Byron Dudley.
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.


Our ongoing partnerships include:

  • 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 Deschutes Partnership.
  • 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.
  • Eastside Climate Change Alliance: A group of lands trusts that operate east of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. This alliance, facilitated by the Deschutes Land Trust, is addressing climate change through coordinated conservation and stewardship approaches. The partnership also identifies collective resources and remaining needs related to large scale, strategic climate change planning.
  • 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.
  • Vámonos Outside: The Land Trust is a supporting partner of Vámonos Outside.  Vámonos Outside seeks to connect, engage, and inspire Latinx families  communities with the outdoors in Central Oregon. Learn more about Vámonos Outside.

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
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • City of Prineville
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Crook County Historical Society/Bowman Museum
  • Crook County Parks and Recreation District
  • Crook County Rotary Club
  • Crook County School District
  • 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
  • Monarch Advocates of Central Oregon
  • National Park Service
  • Native Plant Society
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Ochoco National Forest
  • Old Mill District
  • 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
  • Sisters School District
  • Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates
  • 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