2022 Blog Posts

It's Smoke Season It's Smoke Season

It’s smoke season, that new part of summer that we all have come to know and not love so well. Whether or not the skies are thick and orange today, chances are they will be one day soon and they will hamper or bring a halt to some of your outdoor plans.

Summer Wildlife Wanderings Summer Wildlife Wanderings

Central Oregon's wildlife has been on the move this summer! We hope you enjoy the latest installment of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

It’s time to catch fleeting fall colors! It’s time to catch fleeting fall colors!

We’ve officially turned the corner into another season which means the fleeting world of fall is upon us! Here are four places in Central Oregon to look for fall colors.

Elk Rutting Season is Here Elk Rutting Season is Here

The leaves are changing, the days are getting crisper, and pumpkins are for sale at the farmer’s market. That’s right, it’s officially elk rutting season. Wait, what?!? Learn more about the elk mating season.

Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Winter Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Winter

You may be wondering about how to put your yard and garden to rest for the winter. We are here to tell you to sit back, relax, and pour yourself a cup of tea because when it comes to fall yard work, less is more.

Paulina Creek Preserve Virtual Tour Paulina Creek Preserve Virtual Tour

Introducing Paulina Creek Preserve! This 1,099-acre Preserve near La Pine, Oregon has pine forests, meadows, and more than three miles of Paulina Creek. See what else makes this newly protected area so special with our virtual tour.

22 Ways You Supported Local Land Conservation in 2022 22 Ways You Supported Local Land Conservation in 2022

The Land Trust's work to conserve and care for the land is only possible thanks to our amazing community of supporters--folks like you and many others who treasure the natural world in Central Oregon. Thank you!!! You made 2022 a successful year for conserving and caring for the lands and waters that sustain us all.

Fall Wildlife Wanderings Fall Wildlife Wanderings

Land Trust Preserves were busy this fall—with wildlife! We saw a variety of creatures, from bears, cougars, and elk to songbirds, bobcats, and coyotes. Check out our latest wildlife wanderings!

Woodpeckers of Central Oregon Woodpeckers of Central Oregon

Now that deciduous leaves have fallen off the trees, winter might be the easiest time for spotting woodpeckers. Let’s brush up on a few of the woodpeckers that call Central Oregon home!

A Year in Review A Year in Review

Travel back in time through 2022 and enjoy highlights and memories captured by our volunteer photographers and others.