Trusting the Land Blog

Welcome to Trusting the Land--musings on land and place in Central Oregon. Featuring staff and volunteers from the Deschutes Land Trust.

Sense of Place

Sep 07, 2017
This month the Land Trust is hosting a Nature Night presentation on sense of place. But what, you ask, is sense of place?

Bats of Central Oregon

Aug 22, 2017
Summer is prime time to view bats out and about in Central Oregon. So grab your chair, set up at dusk, and to see what's flying! Ecologist Tom Rodhouse leads the way...

Wild Wanderings

Aug 09, 2017
You're not the only one that enjoys our Preserves! Find out what creatures have been spotted wandering around recently.

Little Boa of the Northwestern Woods

Jul 20, 2017
Broaden your appreciation of the outdoors! Learn more about our native rubber boa--the gentle little boa of the Northwestern woods--from guest blogger and herpetologist, Alan St. John.

The Pygmy Short-Horned Lizard

Jul 05, 2017
Nature writer and reptile specialist, Alan St. John, gives you a glimpse at one of our region's unique cold-blooded critters: the pygmy short-horned lizard.

Ranger report from the rim

May 31, 2017
I assumed the restoration would have an effect on the wildlife but I never expected it to happen so quickly or so profoundly. It’s been less than a year and already wildlife seems to be drawn to the area in increasing numbers.