2016 News Items

Planning for the future of our protected lands Planning for the future of our protected lands

When winter snows block access to Land Trust Preserves, we use this time to work on management plans for our protected lands. Every Land Trust protected property has a management plan that guides the future of the land.

Farewell Lisa Farewell Lisa

The Land Trust is sad to note that Lisa Bagwell will be leaving the organization in March. Lisa has worked at the Land Trust since 2007.

The next Whychus Creek restoration The next Whychus Creek restoration

This summer the bulldozers and planting crews will be returning to a Land Trust Preserve on Whychus Creek. It is a visible reminder that sometimes nature needs a little help to get back on her feet.

Volunteers give back Volunteers give back

A great big thank you to all of the volunteers that have been helping care for the Preserves this spring.

Steelhead released in Whychus Creek Steelhead released in Whychus Creek

Volunteers helped release 35,000 steelhead into Whychus Creek at several Land Trust protected lands including Aspen Hollow Preserve, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, Whychus Canyon Preserve, and Rimrock Ranch.

Whychus Creek restoration update Whychus Creek restoration update

Lots of preparation is currently underway to get ready to restore the northernmost mile of Whychus Creek at Whychus Canyon Preserve this summer. Read on to learn more.

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.

Whychus Creek restoration begins Whychus Creek restoration begins

The Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve has begun! Bulldozers and diggers hit the ground running at 6am on August 1st. They started at the northern end of the Preserve where it borders Rimrock Ranch and are working upstream from there.

Whychus Creek restoration: construction complete Whychus Creek restoration: construction complete

It's hard to believe, but the active construction phase of creek restoration at the Preserve is done. What was once a straight creek and dried out meadow is now a multi-channeled creek with the beginning of much better and more complex habitat for fish and wildlife.

Spring Creek restoration Spring Creek restoration

A volunteer crew from Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council was on hand in early August to fine tune the creek restoration project on Spring Creek.

Sockeye returns Sockeye returns

The Metolius River and Lake Creek are seeing the biggest returns of sockeye salmon since reintroduction began.