Land Trust Preserves, the eclipse, and fire season

Aug 08, 2017
As Central Oregon prepares for the great eclipse of 2017, we expect some folks will visit a Land Trust Preserve. Since it's also fire season in Central Oregon, please keep the following in mind if you do visit...

As Central Oregon prepares for the great eclipse of 2017, we expect some folks are considering viewing the eclipse at a Land Trust Preserve. Since it is also fire season, the eclipse comes at an incredibly dangerous time in Central Oregon. If you do visit our Preserves, please keep the following in mind:

1. Open Preserves: Land Trust Preserves that are currently open to the public (portions of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, Metolius Preserve, Whychus Canyon Preserve) will remain open during the eclipse. However, all Preserve rules will apply.

2. Preserve Rules:

  • No camping, campfires or smoking.
  • Stay on designated trails and roads.
  • Park only in designated spaces on hard surfaces (do not park on grasses as you risk starting a fire).
  • Follow Leave No Trace guidelines: pack out your trash and leave our Preserves as you found them.

Thanks for helping us keep your Preserves safe during the eclipse and during fire season.