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.

The Endangered Species Act

Aug 15, 2018
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was passed by Congress, who stated that endangered and threatened species of wildlife and plants "are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people."

Let's Celebrate Moths!

Jul 23, 2018
It’s National Moth Week! Although moths are often overlooked for their more popular cousin the butterfly, moths are actually quite amazing creatures.

Spring Wildlife Wanderings

Jul 02, 2018
We love spring because baby animals are out exploring our Preserves for the first time! Check out the slideshow for some of the wildlife we have seen this spring.

The Secret Lives of Bats

Feb 15, 2018
To get ready for our February 28th Nature Night let’s review common bat species in Central Oregon and what makes these peculiar animals so incredible.