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

Nov 11, 2019
Did you get out and see the fall colors this year? Enjoy some highlights from a few of the Land Trust's Preserves.

Benefits of Beaver

Nov 05, 2019
It's no mystery that beavers are important to Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. But, did you know beaver build important habitat for fish, birds, and other species?

Sockeye and kokanee in Central Oregon

Oct 04, 2019
If you visit the Metolius River or its side creeks in the fall, you'll undoubtedly see an influx of kokanee who have spawned and are now finishing their life cycle. What's a kokanee and how is it different from sockeye? We've got your answers! Local fish biologist Megan Hill offers a guest blog post on the broader story of kokanee and sockeye in Central Oregon.