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.

22 Ways You Supported Local Land Conservation in 2022

Nov 18, 2022
The Land Trust's work to conserve and care for the land is only possible thanks to our amazing community of supporters--folks like you and many others who treasure the natural world in Central Oregon. Thank you!!! You made 2022 a successful year for conserving and caring for the lands and waters that sustain us all.

Paulina Creek Preserve Virtual Tour

Nov 17, 2022
Introducing Paulina Creek Preserve! This 1,099-acre Preserve near La Pine, Oregon has pine forests, meadows, and more than three miles of Paulina Creek. See what else makes this newly protected area so special with our virtual tour.

Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Winter

Oct 31, 2022
You may be wondering about how to put your yard and garden to rest for the winter. We are here to tell you to sit back, relax, and pour yourself a cup of tea because when it comes to fall yard work, less is more.

Elk Rutting Season is Here

Oct 06, 2022
The leaves are changing, the days are getting crisper, and pumpkins are for sale at the farmer’s market. That’s right, it’s officially elk rutting season. Wait, what?!? Learn more about the elk mating season.