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.

Help us meet our match this #GivingTuesday

Nov 30, 2020
The Land Trust has an unprecedented opportunity to raise $25,000 to match $25,000 from an anonymous donor on #GivingTuesday! Here are ways to pitch in and help us meet the match, doubling your impact on conservation in Central Oregon this giving season.

25 Things Our Supporters Made Possible This Year

Nov 23, 2020
The Land Trust’s work is made possible thanks to our amazing community of supporters--folks like you and many others who value land conservation in Central Oregon. Thank you!!! This year—our 25th anniversary—has been a successful year for local land conservation.

Thank You for protecting the lands we need!

Nov 18, 2020
In a year like no other, your support has helped us protect and care for the lands we need most. Land Trust staff members send their heartfelt thanks to all our donors, volunteers, and supporters. Thank you for all the ways you give for the land!

Fall Colors

Nov 09, 2020
Did you get out and see the fall colors this year? Enjoy some highlights from a few of the Land Trust's Preserves.

Memories of Protecting a Meadow

Nov 04, 2020
This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To celebrate we are featuring the voices of our supporters and their stories of our Preserves. This month, Ginger Durdan-Shaw, Sue Edgerton, Gretchen Dakin, Catherine Morrow, and Judy Clinton reflect on Indian Ford Meadow Preserve and the Metolius Preserve.

A Special Place Through The Seasons

Oct 28, 2020
This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To celebrate we are featuring the voices of our supporters and their stories of our Preserves. This month, Eric Olson: avid birder, supporter, and neighbor of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve.

What is Biocontrol?

Oct 23, 2020
The Deschutes Land Trust has recently increased our efforts at eradicating invasive weeds through the use of biocontrol methods. What are biocontrol methods and how does the Land Trust use them? Let’s take a look!