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.

Metolius River Preserve: Cultural History

Apr 02, 2019
In the fall of 2018, the Land Trust acquired a new Preserve along the banks of the Metolius River, the Metolius River Preserve. As we begin to think about the future of this place, we first think back to its cultural history and importance for local first peoples.

Central Oregon Geology Guide

Apr 01, 2019
Looking up at the Cascade range, it is clear to see that geology has had a huge impact on the shape of Central Oregon. But if you dig deeper you may find some less common features that also reveal the powerful beginnings of our region.

Nature Night Recap: Living in the Human Age with Dennis Dimick

Mar 21, 2019
Retired National Geographic editor of Environment, Dennis Dimick presented our March Nature Night on Living in the Human Age. Enjoy a summary and takeaways from his presentation and find suggested resources to learn more about the Anthropocene and how humans are affecting our planet.