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:


Other news about Whychus Canyon Preserve:

Whychus Creek restoration: construction complete

Sep 08, 2016
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.

Setting the stage for nature

Sep 08, 2016
With the construction phase of the Whychus Creek restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve now complete, it’s a great time to look back on another Land Trust creek restoration project and remember just how much things will change.

Whychus Creek restoration begins

Aug 05, 2016
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 update

Jul 11, 2016
Lots of preparation is currently underway to get ready to restore the northernmost mile of Whychus Creek at Whychus Canyon Preserve this summer. Read on to learn more.

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.