Trusting the Land Blog

Welcome to Trusting the Land--musings on land and place in Central Oregon. Featuring staff and volunteers from the Deschutes Land Trust.

Digging into Indigenous History for History Month

May 20, 2022
May is Historic Preservation Month, and as a college history major, a former history museum director, and a current history nerd, this is something I care deeply about. Over the past year, however, my understanding of our nation’s history and my part in it has been transformed.

The Importance of Wetlands

May 10, 2022
More than a third of endangered and threatened species in the US live exclusively in wetlands and around half of North American bird species nest or feed in wetlands. Learn more about this important part of our natural world.

Saving Skyline Forest Recap

May 06, 2022
Executive director Rika Ayotte gave a virtual presentation on the Land Trust's efforts to save Skyline Forest. Watch a recording of the event and find out more details about what the Land Trust is working on right now.

Save Water, Plant Native!

Apr 28, 2022
Water—or lack thereof—is a hot topic these days. The situation in Central Oregon is especially dire for farmers, ranchers, and those that depend on water for their livelihoods. So, what’s the average person to do to help? Plant native!

Encouraging a Sense of Wonder in Children

Apr 26, 2022
Spring is here and with it comes a renewed urge to get outside and play. Sadly not everyone has the opportunity to get outside and explore on a regular basis and more often than not it is our children who are missing out. Here's how we can help children get outside and explore the wonder of nature.