2020 Blog Posts

Etiquette During Muddy Trail Season Etiquette During Muddy Trail Season

With warmer temperatures, muddy trail conditions have started to appear in Central Oregon. Remember, if you leave tracks, turn back. Here's why.

Connecting to nature and the land Connecting to nature and the land

Carina Miller, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, offers this guest blog post on her connection to nature and the land and how we can all make the outdoors more accessible.

Cool Words for Hot Times: Resilience Cool Words for Hot Times: Resilience

Welcome to Cool Words for Hot Times, an ongoing series in which we'll unpack and break down the jargon-riddled world of climate change. Today, we take a deep dive into resilience.

Cool Words for Hot Times: Connectivity Cool Words for Hot Times: Connectivity

Welcome to Cool Words for Hot Times, an ongoing series in which we'll unpack and break down the jargon-riddled world of climate change. Today, we take a look at connectivity.

Top 3 Reasons to Join a Walks + Hikes Waitlist Top 3 Reasons to Join a Walks + Hikes Waitlist

It's a popular time of year to register for a Land Trust Walk or Hike! But don't despair when you see a wait list; here are three reasons why it's worth your while to join the wait list.

Microplastics: What are they? Microplastics: What are they?

They’re in our water, they’re on land, they're in ice, they’re in our air… they’re even in our beer. Read more about the plastic pollution that is happening right under our noses.

The Lone Hummingbird The Lone Hummingbird

Land Trust volunteer Byron Dudley discovers an Anna's hummingbird returning to his home earlier than usual.

Cool Words for Hot Times: Indicator Species Cool Words for Hot Times: Indicator Species

Welcome to Cool Words for Hot Times, an ongoing series in which we'll unpack and break down the jargon-riddled world of climate change. Today, we're focusing on indicator species.

Early Spring Wildflowers Early Spring Wildflowers

Early spring wildflowers are starting to appear in Central Oregon! Since Land Trust Preserves are currently closed, we're bringing the wildflowers to you!

Pollinator Plants to Grow Pollinator Plants to Grow

As you prepare for gardening season, why not add some native, pollinator-friendly plants to your yard or balcony? Get started with our five ideas.