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.

Fall colors of 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Did you get out and see the fall colors this year? Enjoy some highlights from a few of the Land Trust's Preserves.

Wonderful Western larch

Nov 01, 2017
When I moved here years ago, I loved the woods, collecting pine cones like an addict and inhaling the earthy smells, but I had no idea what trees I was seeing or smelling.

The Spirits of Camp Polk

Oct 20, 2017
As the end of October nears, we habitually turn our thoughts to ghosts and all things ghoulish. One of the best collections of delightfully haunted stories can be found in and around the Land Trust’s Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

Coming Home to Central Oregon

Oct 03, 2017
On September 28th, the Land Trust hosted a Nature Night talk with scholar John Elder about sense of place and affiliation. Read a recap from the event and find a list of books John referenced or recommended.