2020 Blog Posts

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!

25 Things Our Supporters Made Possible This Year 25 Things Our Supporters Made Possible This Year

The Land Trust’s work is made possible thanks to our amazing community of supporters--folks like you and many others who value land conservation in Central Oregon. Thank you!!! This year—our 25th anniversary—has been a successful year for local land conservation.

Help us meet our match this #GivingTuesday Help us meet our match this #GivingTuesday

The Land Trust has an unprecedented opportunity to raise $25,000 to match $25,000 from an anonymous donor on #GivingTuesday! Here are ways to pitch in and help us meet the match, doubling your impact on conservation in Central Oregon this giving season.

How wildlife stay warm in winter How wildlife stay warm in winter

Winter has arrived in Central Oregon! With frost on our windows, and snow covering the mountains and under our feet—the chill of a high desert winter is starting to settle in. Whether in adjusting our bodies or our behaviors, explore some of the adaptations wildlife use to stay warm in winter.

Winter crafts for kids Winter crafts for kids

Do you have some extra time on your hands with the kids at home permanently? Check out these fun winter crafts led by Land Trust volunteer Zoe Mowry.

A Year in Review A Year in Review

Take a look back at the year that was 2020. Check out some of our favorite moments in conservation as captured by our incredible volunteer photographers and others.

A Remarkable Sight in the Night Sky A Remarkable Sight in the Night Sky

On December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be almost merged from our vantage point on Earth. This is the first time in 800 years that they've been so close together and been observable.