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.

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.

Searching for Chinook

Sep 09, 2019
Last month, the Land Trust's Jana Hemphill went out to the Whychus Canyon Preserve restoration area to look for Chinook salmon.

The Butterfly Egg Extravaganza

Aug 29, 2019
The Deschutes Land Trust has recently gotten involved with an incredible event occurring in Brookings, Oregon this summer. And it all has to do with monarch butterflies!