2021 Blog Posts

Weeding for Wellness Weeding for Wellness

Tending and caring for plants can make you healthier and happier. Body, mind, and even worldwide there are serious benefits to getting your hands in the ground.

Where the Wildflowers Are Where the Wildflowers Are

Wildflower season starts now and will last through the summer. Here are our tips for finding wildflowers in Central Oregon.

Wildlife Wanderings Wildlife Wanderings

Our volunteer photographers and our wildlife cameras have captured some amazing moments the past few months. Enjoy the latest installment of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

Early history of Priday Ranch Early history of Priday Ranch

In honor of historic preservation month, the Land Trust wanted to share some of the cultural history of our newest project, Priday Ranch.

Central Oregon Bike Routes Central Oregon Bike Routes

May is bike month! Celebrate by biking through, along, or around some of our favorite conserved places in Central Oregon.

Little meadows make a big impact Little meadows make a big impact

We talk about meadows a great deal at the Land Trust. Many of our core Preserves protect this important feature on the landscape. But what role do meadows play in nature?

Plant Your Own Climate Victory Garden Plant Your Own Climate Victory Garden

Have you ever wondered what local actions you can take to make an impact on climate change? One great option you can do today is planting your own climate victory garden!

Ten Wildflowers to Watch for this Season Ten Wildflowers to Watch for this Season

Spring is here in all its glory, bringing bright greens, purples, and yellows to our sagebrush desert! One of the best ways to soak in the colors of the season is to explore the diverse world of Central Oregon wildflowers.

Peck's penstemon: A Wildflower Mystery Peck's penstemon: A Wildflower Mystery

Sometimes it’s easy to understand why a species is rare. But sometimes it’s a real mystery why a plant would be found on only 485 square miles of the planet.

Tips for hiking with kids Tips for hiking with kids

For those of you with kids, this week heralds the arrival of summer. Like many Central Oregon parents, one of my favorite outdoor activities is taking some summer hikes with my kids. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years to plan a successful hiking trip with your kids—especially the small ones.

How to Help Prevent Wildfires How to Help 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!

Get to know Rika Get to know Rika

The Land Trust is so pleased to welcome Rika Ayotte as our new executive director! To help you get to know her, we asked Rika some fun questions about her connection to nature and the outdoors. Learn more...