2020 Blog Posts

Backyard Explorations Abound Backyard Explorations Abound

Summer is here and exploring looks a little different this year, what can you discover while you stay close to home?

Nature at Home: Central Oregon Wildflowers Nature at Home: Central Oregon Wildflowers

Our wildflower hikes were cancelled, but blossoms are still blooming! Follow along with Carol Moorehead to find some of Central Oregon's wildflowers as we explore Whychus Canyon Preserve from home.

Rattlesnakes in Central Oregon Rattlesnakes in Central Oregon

Rattlesnakes are just one of the creatures that call Land Trust Preserves home. Learn some tips for rattlesnake awareness from volunteer naturalist Gus Gustafson.

What are Those Yellow Flowers? What are Those Yellow Flowers?

The variety of yellow flowers in Central Oregon during the summer can get confusing! Learn about some of our common yellow flowers with our handy guide.

Nature at Home: All About Scat Nature at Home: All About Scat

Wildlife have been out and about at Land Trust Preserves! How do we know? Scat! Learn some tips for scat identification from volunteer naturalist Gus Gustafson.

What You Can Do to Prevent Wildfires What You Can Do to Prevent Wildfires

Did you know a large number of wildfires in Oregon are actually caused by humans? Help be part of the solution by knowing what you can do to prevent wildfires!

The Story of Skyline Forest The Story of Skyline Forest

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To help celebrate, we offer a look back on one project we've been chasing for nearly 20 years: Skyline Forest.

Guide to the Perfect Picnic Guide to the Perfect Picnic

Summer if the best time for a picnic! Whether you’re in your backyard or out on the trail, alone or sharing with a loved one, here are some tips for the perfect picnic.

Latinx leaders in Conservation Latinx leaders in Conservation

July 18-26th is Latino Conservation Week. Across the country, folks are coming together to celebrate, recognize, promote, and continue the work Latino leaders are doing to protect our land, water, and air. Here are five Latino conservationists and a bit about what they’re working to protect.

Rimrock Ranch Virtual Tour Rimrock Ranch Virtual Tour

The Land Trust recently purchased and protected 1,123 acres of land along Whychus Creek northeast of Sisters, Oregon. Learn more about Rimrock Ranch by taking our virtual tour.

The Story of the Metolius Preserve The Story of the Metolius Preserve

In honor of the Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary, we’re sharing the stories of our flagship Preserves—the places, the people who have helped care for them, and the power they have to create a brighter future.

How the Land Trust Utilizes Aerial Imagery How the Land Trust Utilizes Aerial Imagery

As the Land Trust looks for ways to improve upon the methods used to monitor and track significant ecological changes on our Preserves over time, the stewardship team has recently started to implement the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones.

Owls of Central Oregon Owls of Central Oregon

Hoot hoot hoot! Whooo could that be?!? Learn more about some of the common owls of Central Oregon.

Wildlife Wanderings Wildlife Wanderings

Our Preserves have been busy this spring and summer. Check out the creatures we've spotted wandering around our protected lands.