Metolius preserve will now be managed by Central Oregon environmentalists

The Bulletin reports on the Land Trust's new Metolius River Preserve.
By Stephen Hamway
The Bulletin


CAMP SHERMAN —

Along the banks of a far-flung stretch of the Metolius River, where fall’s bright colors are in full effect, a 30-acre stretch of land with a unique ecology and deep ties to Central Oregon’s history will now be managed by environmentalists who call the region home.

Earlier this month, the Deschutes Land Trust completed its acquisition of the Metolius River Preserve from The Nature Conservancy, a move the leaders of the Bend-based land trust believe will allow for more hands-on management of the property...