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.

Ten Ways to Support Whychus Creek!

Apr 24, 2017
The Land Trust is close to reaching the end of the Campaign for Whychus Creek! Help us raise $350,000 by June 30th by getting involved with the Campaign and supporting Whychus Creek.

The Great Basin Spadefoot

Mar 27, 2017
Al St. John shares some interesting facts about the Great Basin spadefoot--a native to our dry sagebrush terrain with a fascinating "tool" at its disposal.

Black Bears with Dana Sanchez

Mar 24, 2017
Wildlife biologist Dana Sanchez presented our March Nature Night on black bears. Enjoy the slides from her presentation and other resources to help you learn about living and playing in bear country.

Camp Polk Meadow five years later

Mar 09, 2017
It’s hard to believe it has been five years since the massive restoration of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve was complete. Sarah Mowry reflects on the meadow, the changes we've seen, and the future of this dynamic place.

Women in Science

Mar 03, 2017
March is Women's History Month and we are celebrating all month long by highlighting local women scientists in Central Oregon.

If you leave tracks, turn back

Mar 01, 2017
This season as you head out to Whychus Canyon Preserve for a hike, we ask that you help us keep our trails in great shape by checking conditions before you hike.