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2016 News Items

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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.

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.

Sockeye returns Sockeye returns

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

Conserving Central Oregon's Forests Conserving Central Oregon's Forests

Eastside dry forests are a type of habitat that is increasingly dwindling for wildlife and that the Land Trust has long been seeking to conserve.