2018 News Items

Gary Gustafson joins the Land Trust Board of Directors

The Land Trust announced today that Gary (Gus) Gustafson of Camp Sherman has joined the Land Trust’s Board of Directors. He brings unique skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the Land Trust.

Partnering for history

The Land Trust has a long history of working closely with local historical societies. But why do we partner with these groups who have a seemingly different purpose?

Legislative Update

The Oregon Legislature’s recent “short” session was a relatively quiet one on the conservation front. Highlights include rulemaking for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program.

Deschutes Land Trust announces new Ochoco Preserve

The Deschutes Land Trust announced today it has established a new 152-acre Preserve near Prineville. The new Ochoco Preserve includes frontage on the Crooked River and its two main tributaries, Ochoco Creek and McKay Creek.

Conserving the Crooked River

Early travelers’ journals tell the story of the Crooked River before settlement. Along the rivers and creeks, beaver dams and wetlands were abundant; grasses and willows thrived in rich soils replenished by flood waters; and salmon and steelhead thrived. Today our region looks different, yet the Crooked River remains a lifeblood for our community—both human and wild.