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.

Crooked River Overview

Apr 03, 2018
The Crooked River is a remarkable place. It drains a diverse landscape ranging from the open stands of old ponderosa pines of the Ochoco and Maury Mountains to the high desert grasslands and the rugged basalt canyon of the lower Crooked River.

Good dogs

Apr 02, 2018
Spring is in the air! As you get ready to head out to your favorite Land Trust Preserve for an early spring hike with your furry friend, we offer this reminder about the importance of keeping dogs on leash and keeping wildlife safe.

East Cascade dry forests

Mar 13, 2018
In preparation for the Land Trust's Nature Night on Megafires, we offer a primer on east Cascade dry forests and their historic conditions. Thanks to The Nature Conservancy forest ecologist Kerry Kemp for this guest blog!