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.

Little meadows make a big impact

May 12, 2021
We talk about meadows a great deal at the Land Trust. Many of our core Preserves protect this important feature on the landscape. But what role do meadows play in nature?

Wildlife Wanderings

May 03, 2021
Our volunteer photographers and our wildlife cameras have captured some amazing moments the past few months. Enjoy the latest installment of wildlife photos and videos from Land Trust Preserves and beyond!

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.