2020 Blog Posts

Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Deschutes Land Trust! Explore some of the amazing things we have accomplished together and then learn more about our celebration plans!

Aspen Valley Ranch Virtual Tour Aspen Valley Ranch Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our newest conservation project: Aspen Valley Ranch. Learn more about the ranch’s high quality wildlife habitat and agricultural land that is now protected forever.

Celebrate Earth Day at Home! Celebrate Earth Day at Home!

While local Earth Day fairs and parades have been cancelled, you can still celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 from home. Here are some ideas to get you take action!

Wildlife Wanderings Wildlife Wanderings

You're not the only one that enjoys our Preserves! Check out the creatures we've spotted wandering around our protected lands.

Nature at Home: Early Wildflowers Nature at Home: Early Wildflowers

Our Preserves are closed, but spring is still happening! Check out some of Central Oregon's early spring blooms as we explore nature from home.

Central Oregon Invasive Weed Guide Central Oregon Invasive Weed Guide

Spring is upon us! As many of our favorite plants are growing, so are some of the most atrocious weeds in our region. Help improve native plant habitat by eradicating invasive weeds in your own backyard.

How it all began How it all began

Join the Land Trust in celebrating our 25th Anniversary as we reflect back to Central Oregon in 1995, where this all began.

What is a Sage Thrasher? What is a Sage Thrasher?

Protecting Aspen Valley Ranch also means getting to know the creatures that live there. Meet the Sage Thrasher.

How to Use Binoculars (the right way) How to Use Binoculars (the right way)

Here is a beginner's guide to getting started using binoculars. Use this guide to help you bird in your backyard or make new discoveries out on the trail! Here are a our tips to help you and your binoculars reach their full potential:

May Wildflowers May Wildflowers

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. Find out what we've been spotting in Central Oregon this month.

Nature at Home: Wildlife Watching Nature at Home: Wildlife Watching

As spring turns into summer, wildlife have been active out and about at Land Trust Preserves! Check out some busy beavers and then learn some tips for watching wildlife from volunteer naturalist Gus Gustafson!

Hummingbirds of Central Oregon Hummingbirds of Central Oregon

Did a hummingbird just zip past you?!? Find out what kind of hummingbird it was with our guide to hummingbirds of Central Oregon.