Whychus Canyon Preserve Neighbor News

Trailhead improvements at Whychus Canyon Preserve

New kiosk signs provide updated trail maps, Preserve guidelines, and thank the supporters who made the Preserve what it is today. These signs are the first step in a updated trailhead. Learn more...

The next Whychus Creek restoration

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.

Steelhead released in Whychus Creek

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.

Whychus Creek restoration update

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.

Whychus Creek restoration begins

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: construction complete

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.

Come dedicate the new addition to Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join us on Saturday, May 30th for the dedication of the new addition to Whychus Canyon Preserve. Enjoy a brief dedication ceremony with Land Trust friends and then take a walk, hike or tour of the property. Read on for more details.

Deschutes Land Trust dedicates new portion of Whychus Canyon Preserve

The Land Trust announced today it will dedicate the new portion of its Whychus Canyon Preserve in a ceremony on May 30th. The Land Trust acquired and permanently conserved the new 480-acre addition to Whychus Canyon Preserve in October of 2014 as part of the Campaign for Whychus Creek.

New trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve

Crews have been busy over the winter building nearly two miles of new trails. With beautiful wildflowers and migrating songbirds, this is the season to check them out on your own or join us for a hike!