2016 Blog Posts

In the meadow at dusk In the meadow at dusk

A first-hand account of the calming practice of Tree Yoga written by the Land Trust's Development Associate, Jana Hemphill.

Setting the stage for nature Setting the stage for nature

With the construction phase of the Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve now complete, it’s a great time to look back on another Land Trust creek restoration project and remember just how much things will change.

Fall magic Fall magic

We answer the question of why leaves change color. It might not be what you think.

Top Autumn Hikes on Whychus Creek Top Autumn Hikes on Whychus Creek

Some of the best fall hiking in Central Oregon can be found along Whychus Creek. Here we list our top hikes to get you out on the trail and connecting with the Creek.

Why Whychus? Why Whychus?

In 2014 the Deschutes Land Trust launched a $12 million comprehensive Campaign for Whychus Creek. That's a lot of effort for one little creek. So, why Whychus Creek?

Outdoor School for All Outdoor School for All

Once in a great while, a proposed ballot measure touches the heart of the Land Trust's work. That is the case with a proposed permanent funding source for Oregon's Outdoor School programs. Learn more about the effort.

3 great reasons to plant in the fall 3 great reasons to plant in the fall

It may seem a little backwards to put new trees and shrubs in the ground when most plants are going dormant for the winter. Here are 3 reasons why you should plant in the fall.

We speak for Whychus Creek We speak for Whychus Creek

The Land Trust community showed their support for Whychus Creek during our recent Open House. See the results!

Staff picks for winter reading Staff picks for winter reading

Time to settle in for winter and the darker days ahead. Cozy up on the couch -- here are book recommendations from the Land Trust staff.

From the Director From the Director

Executive Director Brad Chalfant reflects on the election and this place we call home.

Thankful for Whychus Creek Thankful for Whychus Creek

Whychus Creek means many things to many people. Read why our community is thankful for this special creek.

Best wishes Best wishes

We bid farewell and best wishes to two great partners of the Deschutes Land Trust: Doug Decker and Alan Unger.

Life under the snow Life under the snow

Under blankets of snow, a bustling and busy community is at work staying warm and fed during the winter months.

2016 in Pictures 2016 in Pictures

A new year is on the horizon, but before 2017 is here, we invite you to take a look back through a memorable 2016.