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.

Tips for hiking with kids

Jun 17, 2021
For those of you with kids, this week heralds the arrival of summer. Like many Central Oregon parents, one of my favorite outdoor activities is taking some summer hikes with my kids. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years to plan a successful hiking trip with your kids—especially the small ones.

Ten Wildflowers to Watch for this Season

May 20, 2021
Spring is here in all its glory, bringing bright greens, purples, and yellows to our sagebrush desert! One of the best ways to soak in the colors of the season is to explore the diverse world of Central Oregon wildflowers.

Little meadows make a big impact

May 12, 2021
We talk about meadows a great deal at the Land Trust. Many of our core Preserves protect this important feature on the landscape. But what role do meadows play in nature?