2015 News Items

Monitoring our protected lands Monitoring our protected lands

Summer is monitoring season at the Land Trust. It's a time when we visit our protected lands for an annual check-up. Learn why monitoring is the heart of why we do what we do.

Spring Creek Plantings Spring Creek Plantings

In October, hearty volunteers got their hands dirty and planted more than 300 plants along Spring Creek in Central Oregon.

In Memoriam: Bruce White In Memoriam: Bruce White

It’s with great sadness, the Land Trust notes the passing of Bruce White. Bruce was one of the Land Trust's founders and will be greatly missed.

Building momentum for Whychus Creek Building momentum for Whychus Creek

Land Trust executive director Brad Chalfant comments on the recent acquisition of Aspen Hollow Preserve and the momentum it builds for conserving Whychus Creek.

Deschutes Land Trust dedicates new portion of Whychus Canyon Preserve Deschutes Land Trust dedicates new portion of Whychus Canyon Preserve

The Land Trust announced today it will dedicate the new portion of its Whychus Canyon Preserve in a ceremony on May 30th. The Land Trust acquired and permanently conserved the new 480-acre addition to Whychus Canyon Preserve in October of 2014 as part of the Campaign for Whychus Creek.

Campaign for Whychus Creek Update Campaign for Whychus Creek Update

June marked the end of the first year of the Campaign for Whychus Creek. The Land Trust is pleased to report that our first year achievements include the successful conservation of 538 more acres on Whychus Creek! Learn more...

High tech monitoring helps see change High tech monitoring helps see change

Monitoring Land Trust protected lands is an annual task that involves stewardship staff visiting properties and checking in on overall conditions. With most properties, this requires 1-2 days in the field. But when a property is remote and large, we use: satellite change detection analysis. Sounds high tech, right?

Charitable IRA rollover made permanent Charitable IRA rollover made permanent

Congress has made permanent the charitable IRA rollover, allowing Americans age 70 ½ and older to make contributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts to qualified nonprofits.

Mike Emmons, passionate about giving back to Oregon Mike Emmons, passionate about giving back to Oregon

Long-time Land Trust Board Member died unexpectedly in November. Mike served for eight years on our Board including stints as President and Treasurer. Mike gave much of himself to the Land Trust and we remember him here.