Get Involved

Are you passionate about land conservation? Do you want to make a difference in the future of Central Oregon? Read on to learn about the many ways you can help conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregon.

There are many ways to help the Deschutes Land Trust conserve and care for land in Central Oregon. You can:


Become a Member

The Deschutes Land Trust is proud to be a member-supported organization. More than 1,700 families and businesses invest in land conservation in Central Oregon annually and monthly. Find out why they support the Land Trust. Your support ensures that local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come. Join today or renew your membership.


Sunset view at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Photo: John Williams.
Sunset view at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Photo: John Williams.


Join the Land Trust's Five Rivers Society. Or learn more about stock transfers, in-kind gifts, donating your car, donating from your IRA, including the Land Trust in your planned giving, will, or estate... all of the creative ways you can invest in land conservation in Central Oregon.



Join more than 200 volunteers who donate their time, talents, and energy to help protect the lands we all love. From tending trails to pulling weeds, stuffing envelopes to taking photos, we have a volunteer project for you! Keep up-to-date on all of our opportunities and pick what interests you most. Learn more.


Help With Our Monarch Butterfly Conservation Program

We need our community's support with our Monarch Butterfly Conservation Program--join us! Planting native milkweed at your home is just one way that you can contribute. If you live in Central Oregon and want to help out by planting native milkweed, let us know and we'll send you some milkweed seeds!


Share Your Experiences

We are committed to building a community with a strong conservation ethic. We hope you’ll join us in being advocates for conservation! Telling others about our work and your Land Trust experiences is an easy way to show your support. Did you recently visit a Land Trust Preserve? Share your photos with us via email or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (don’t forget to tag #deschuteslandtrust) and let others see just how special Central Oregon's protected lands are to you!


Other creative ways to get involved:

  • Celebrate your milestones with us: We wholeheartedly support being added to wedding registries, birthday wishlists, and helping you celebrate life's milestones. The Land Trust also offers gift memberships and will send a card letting the honoree know a gift has been made in their honor. Contact Jana Hemphill for more information, or make a donation online in honor of a loved one.

  • Plan a private event with us: Would you like to host the Deschutes Land Trust at your next book club, Rotary meeting, or neighborhood gathering? We'd love to join you! Please email Jana Hemphill with your event information, including date and time.

  • Designate the Land Trust as an event beneficiary: Do you have a local's night? Or a charity month? We'd love to partner with you to help strengthen our community. Please contact Sarah Mowry for more information.

  • Leverage your gift with a matching gift: Did you know that your employer might offer a matching gift program? Many employers will make matching gifts to the Land Trust on your behalf--helping you make an even bigger impact with your gift! It doesn't cost you extra, and it makes your donation go even further.


Note: "Members" refers to financial supporters of the organization, rather than as defined by the Oregon Non Profit Corporate Act.