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.

Wonderful Western larch

Nov 01, 2017
When I moved here years ago, I loved the woods, collecting pine cones like an addict and inhaling the earthy smells, but I had no idea what trees I was seeing or smelling.

The Spirits of Camp Polk

Oct 20, 2017
As the end of October nears, we habitually turn our thoughts to ghosts and all things ghoulish. One of the best collections of delightfully haunted stories can be found in and around the Land Trust’s Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

Coming Home to Central Oregon

Oct 03, 2017
On September 28th, the Land Trust hosted a Nature Night talk with scholar John Elder about sense of place and affiliation. Read a recap from the event and find a list of books John referenced or recommended.

Sense of Place

Sep 07, 2017
This month the Land Trust is hosting a Nature Night presentation on sense of place. But what, you ask, is sense of place?

Bats of Central Oregon

Aug 22, 2017
Summer is prime time to view bats out and about in Central Oregon. So grab your chair, set up at dusk, and to see what's flying! Ecologist Tom Rodhouse leads the way...

Wild Wanderings

Aug 09, 2017
You're not the only one that enjoys our Preserves! Find out what creatures have been spotted wandering around recently.