Whychus Canyon Preserve Neighbor News

Your hub for news and updates about Whychus Canyon Preserve!


As a neighbor of Deschutes Land Trust's Whychus Canyon Preserve, we want to keep you up-to-date on activities at the Preserve. That's why we've created this Whychus Canyon  Preserve news hub with links to our Neighbor News Bulletins and other updates from the Preserve. We also encourage you to join us for hikes at the Preserve, volunteer at the Preserve, or contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Whychus Canyon Preserve Neighbor News Bulletins:


**New** Whychus Canyon Preserve Neighbor Tour:

June 7, 10am-12pm

All neighbors of Whychus Canyon Preserve are invited to join the Land Trust for a tour of the Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Stewardship Director, Amanda Egertson will lead the outing helping you explore the first phase of this major creek and meadow restoration. See how recent efforts are changing the face of the Preserve and creating much better habitat for fish and wildlife.

Hike Rating: This is a moderate 2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows. Register online today!


Other news about Whychus Canyon Preserve:

Butterflies of Summer

Jun 27, 2016
A butterfly flitting about in a meadow or forest is a sure sign of summer in Central Oregon. The longer, warmer days bring these colorful creatures out in the meadows of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, the woodlands of the Metolius Preserve, and the juniper covered slopes of Whychus Canyon Preserve. Here are a few to watch for this summer.

Monarchs and Milkweed

Jun 09, 2016
Monarch butterfly populations have been dwindling across the Americas. Here's what the Land Trust is doing to bring them back to Central Oregon.

Steelhead released in Whychus Creek

Jun 08, 2016
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.

The next Whychus Creek restoration

Apr 01, 2016
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.