2020 Blog Posts

Sloshing for Science Sloshing for Science

Walk in Outreach Associate Rebekah Ratcliff's footsteps for a taste of what it’s like to slosh through cold streams, carry clunky buckets, and enjoy a day in Whychus Creek surveying macroinvertebrates.

Top 25 Deschutes Land Trust Moments Top 25 Deschutes Land Trust Moments

This year the Land Trust celebrates its 25th Anniversary! To celebrate, we asked founding director Brad Chalfant for his 25 top moments from the last 25 years.

Painting Our Preserves Painting Our Preserves

Enjoy a virtual art show of paintings that showcase Land Trust Preserves by the Plein Air Painters of Oregon.

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 Cancelled Halloween is Cancelled

Halloween is cancelled. 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. Join us in a look back before we launch forward into the next 25 years of ambitious conservation in our community.

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!