2020 Blog Posts

The story of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve The story of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To help celebrate, we offer a look back on our very first project: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve.

Wildfires + Climate Action Wildfires + Climate Action

Oregon and the rest of the West coast have been hit hard by wildfires this year. What can you do when it seems like the whole world is on fire?

The first step in creating an outdoors for all The first step in creating an outdoors for all

As we work towards building a more welcoming and inclusive outdoors for all people in Central Oregon it’s important to first reflect on some of the many ways we experience the outdoors differently.

A meadow as sanctuary A meadow as sanctuary

Read a guest blog post by Indian Ford Meadow Preserve neighbor and long time Land Trust supporter Pamela Burry as she reflects on the comfort that can be found in even the smallest of meadows.

Priday Ranch Virtual Tour Priday Ranch Virtual Tour

Sit back, relax, and get to know the Land Trust's newest conservation project from the comfort of your own home! Dive into the deep canyons, catch a glimpse of young fish in Trout Creek, and begin to see why we think Priday Ranch is such an incredible place.

The Restoration of Trout Creek and Antelope Creek The Restoration of Trout Creek and Antelope Creek

The Land Trust is excited about our latest conservation project--Priday Ranch--and the waters that pass through it. We take a look at some previous restoration work along Trout Creek and Antelope Creek.

The Story of Whychus Canyon Preserve The Story of Whychus Canyon Preserve

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To help celebrate, we look at the story of Whychus Canyon Preserve--a jewel of Central Oregon.

Observing Nature from a Sit Spot Observing Nature from a Sit Spot

Learn from volunteer naturalist and retired teacher, Susan Prince, how the young and young at heart can connect more deeply with nature by finding and returning to a ‘Sit Spot.’

Halloween is Canceled Halloween is Canceled

Halloween is canceled. This year instead of gaggles of costume-clad children collecting gobs of candy in the neighborhood, we are preparing for Halloween the Pandemic Version. Here are a couple of ways to celebrate fall and spooky fun outside in nature and help rescue that favorite fall holiday.

Tips + Tricks for Caring for Native Plants Tips + Tricks for Caring for Native Plants

Did you know that fall is a great time for planting wildflowers in Central Oregon? Read up on our tips for caring for native plants, then grab your shovel and get your garden ready!

Memories of Indian Ford Meadow Memories of Indian Ford Meadow

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To celebrate we are featuring the voices of our supporters and their stories of our Preserves. This month, Maret Pajutee: founding member, volunteer, and neighbor of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve.

What is Biocontrol? What is Biocontrol?

The Deschutes Land Trust has recently increased our efforts at eradicating invasive weeds through the use of biocontrol methods. What are biocontrol methods and how does the Land Trust use them? Let’s take a look!

A Special Place Through The Seasons A Special Place Through The Seasons

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To celebrate we are featuring the voices of our supporters and their stories of our Preserves. This month, Eric Olson: avid birder, supporter, and neighbor of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve.

Fall Colors Fall Colors

Did you get out and see the fall colors this year? Enjoy some highlights from a few of the Land Trust's Preserves.

Memories of Protecting a Meadow Memories of Protecting a Meadow

This year the Land Trust celebrates 25 years of amazing land conservation. To celebrate we are featuring the voices of our supporters and their stories of our Preserves. This month, Ginger Durdan-Shaw, Sue Edgerton, Gretchen Dakin, Catherine Morrow, and Judy Clinton reflect on Indian Ford Meadow Preserve and the Metolius Preserve.

Volunteers of the Year: Jim and Sue Anderson Volunteers of the Year: Jim and Sue Anderson

This month's volunteer spotlight shines a light on Jim and Sue Anderson, a powerful pair that have changed the face of the Land Trust in so many ways and who are our 2020 Volunteers of the Year!

Thank You for protecting the lands we need! Thank You for protecting the lands we need!

In a year like no other, your support has helped us protect and care for the lands we need most. Land Trust staff members send their heartfelt thanks to all our donors, volunteers, and supporters. Thank you for all the ways you give for the land!