Photo: Caitlin Eddolls.

Wildlife Trail Cameras

DATE: May 24, 2023
TIME: 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
PLACE: Metolius Preserve

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Have you ever thought about installing a trail camera to detect which species of wildlife frequent your area? This outing is for you! Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary 'Gus' Gustafson to learn all about trail cameras including camera selection, placement, use, security, challenges, and much, much more. Gus has been managing wildlife trail cameras on Land Trust Preserves for near a decade and his efforts have helped capture footage of many of the wildlife species present in Central Oregon. Gus will provide participants with hands-on experience, so they can learn where and how to place their trail cameras for the best success. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~3 mile hike on Metolius Preserve hiking trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and follow Preserve trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.