Central Oregon Wildlife

From large mammals like bears and cougars to tiny hummingbirds and butterflies, the diversity of of wildlife in Central Oregon is amazing. Learn more about the wildlife of our region--and at Land Trust Preserves--in the blog posts below.

How wildlife stay warm in winter

Dec 07, 2020
Winter has arrived in Central Oregon! With frost on our windows, and snow covering the mountains and under our feet—the chill of a high desert winter is starting to settle in. Whether in adjusting our bodies or our behaviors, explore some of the adaptations wildlife use to stay warm in winter.

Wildlife Wanderings

Aug 26, 2020
Our Preserves have been busy this spring and summer. Check out the creatures we've spotted wandering around our protected lands.

Nature at Home: All About Scat

Jun 21, 2020
Wildlife have been out and about at Land Trust Preserves! How do we know? Scat! Learn some tips for scat identification from volunteer naturalist Gus Gustafson.