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Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve Neighbor News

Your hub for news and updates about the Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve!

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As a neighbor of Deschutes Land Trust's Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve, we want to keep you up-to-date on activities at the Preserves. That's why we've created this Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve news hub with links to our Neighbor News Bulletins and other updates from the Preserve. We also encourage you to join us for hikes at the Preserves, volunteer at the Preserves, or contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Metolius Preserve and Metolius River Preserve Neighbor News Bulletins:

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Spring Wildlife Wanderings

Jun 06, 2022
From a family of cougars to river otters to a beaver couple, enjoy the latest slideshow of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

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.

The Great Arctic Returns

May 09, 2022
The great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis) butterfly will be back in abundance this year! Learn more about this beautiful native species.

Hiking Lightly on the Land

Apr 22, 2022
One of the best parts about living in Central Oregon is our abundance of trails for walking, hiking, running, and riding. Check out these tips to give back to the trails you love by making your next outing a little lighter on the land.

Grand Fir vs Douglas Fir

Nov 29, 2021
Do you know a grand fir from a Douglas fir? Learn how to tell the difference between the two before you take home a grand fir at the Tree Hunt!

Gobble up these turkey facts

Nov 18, 2021
Beards, wattles, and snoods! Brush up on your wild turkey facts, then impress everyone at the dinner table with your newfound knowledge.