2021 News Items

Monarch Butterflies Need Help! Monarch Butterflies Need Help!

A recent assessment by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as very low overwintering counts, show that the Western monarch butterfly needs more help.

Pile burning completed at Aspen Hollow Preserve Pile burning completed at Aspen Hollow Preserve

The Land Trust has completed pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve. The burning finishes the Land Trust’s first phase of fuels reduction and habitat restoration work at the Preserve. Learn more.

2020 Special Gifts 2020 Special Gifts

We honor the bonds of friendship and family by acknowledging special gifts made to the Land Trust in 2020.

High Flows at Whychus Canyon Preserve High Flows at Whychus Canyon Preserve

In mid-January, high water levels in Whychus Creek provided a great way to see how our newly restored portion of the Preserve would respond. Learn more.

Many thanks to Brad Chalfant Many thanks to Brad Chalfant

Just as our world is experiencing considerable change, it’s also a time of change for the Deschutes Land Trust. Our founder, Brad Chalfant, will step down this summer.

A Tale of Two Restorations A Tale of Two Restorations

The Land Trust will be embarking on two multi-year stream restoration projects along Whychus Creek. Both projects have the same goals, but will take different approaches to achieve these goals.

Ochoco Preserve Takes Shape Ochoco Preserve Takes Shape

We’ve been working on developing conceptual designs for restoration and community access at Ochoco Preserve. Check out this sneak peek into the future of the Preserve.

A Spring Chinook Reintroduction Update A Spring Chinook Reintroduction Update

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities with reintroducing spring Chinook to the Central Oregon region. Then, dive into the efforts the Land Trust and our partners have been taking.

A New Vision for a New Era A New Vision for a New Era

Last year, as we celebrated our 25th anniversary, we also took the time to plan for the future. Our Board and staff dedicated themselves to a series of visioning sessions where we asked the big questions. The end result: an updated vision and mission for the next 25 years of strategic land conservation.

Kudos for Jay Mather Kudos for Jay Mather

Jay Mather has been the talented eye behind the camera taking thousands of photos to share and chronicle the Land Trust’s work since 2007. As he moves on to the next chapter in his life, we look back on all that he has done for the Land Trust.

Conservation Director Update Conservation Director Update

The Land Trust is sad to share the news that conservation director Brad Nye will be leaving the organization, and we welcome Natasha Bellis back to the team.

Get Outdoors Day Get Outdoors Day

The Land Trust is a proud participant of Get Outdoors Day, a statewide event to celebrate the collective work of land trusts in Oregon.