2018 Blog Posts

The Secret Lives of Bats

To get ready for our February 28th Nature Night let’s review common bat species in Central Oregon and what makes these peculiar animals so incredible.

Women in Conservation

Happy Women’s History Month!  In honor of all the great women out there, past and present, we’re profiling women with a commitment to conservation and the environment.

Local women in conservation

In honor of International Women's Day the Land Trust wanted to recognize some awesome local women who rock the local conservation world!

East Cascade dry forests

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!

Early Spring Wildflowers Guide

Early spring wildflowers are starting to appear in Central Oregon! Here's a guide to help you identify these early bloomers.

Good dogs

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.

Winter Wildlife Sightings

You're not the only one that enjoys our Preserves! Find out what creatures have been spotted wandering around over the winter.

Crooked River Overview

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.

Ticks in Central Oregon

Spring is here and warmer weather means it’s time to dust off those hiking boots and hit the trails for some fresh air, epic views, and…ticks.