Changing Creeks Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Fiona Noonan for a evening hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve! Explore the Land Trust's creek and meadow restoration work as you learn about climate change impacts and solutions in Central Oregon. We'll walk through the restoration area and discuss climate science, the effects of climate change on natural systems, and the ways that conservation can combat rising temperatures and shifting habitats. While the sun sets over the canyon you'll learn about the Land Trust's climate change strategy and about ways you can make a difference on your own! Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate 2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start in the meadow at Whychus Canyon Preserve and follow dirt and grass access roads. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.