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.

Fun Fen Facts

Oct 02, 2018
The Land Trust’s new Metolius River Preserve is home to a rare fen. Ever wonder what a fen is and how it differs from a bog? Read on!

Fall migratory Birds in Central Oregon

Sep 17, 2018
Oregon is a wonderful place to watch fall bird migration in action because the state is on the migration path for many birds as they head north to south. Here are five migratory birds to look for this fall in Central Oregon.

Volunteer Spotlight: Trail Stewards!

Sep 07, 2018
Each month, we're highlighting Land Trust volunteers. Rain or shine, indoors or out, we truly could not conserve and care for our lands without our outstanding volunteers! This month: our Trail Stewards!

Late Summer Rabbitbrush

Aug 27, 2018
As summer wildflowers fade away, an abundance of yellow begins to appear in the Central Oregon desert. It's time for rabbitbrush to shine.

The Endangered Species Act

Aug 15, 2018
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was passed by Congress, who stated that endangered and threatened species of wildlife and plants "are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people."