State of the Lands 2016

Send us an email if you’d like a hard copy of the report; we are happy to mail one your way for free. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts is pleased to share our 2016 State of the Lands report, our annual celebration of the great work and collective impact of our member land trusts.  Continue Reading »

Rescuers recover fish in Whychus Creek

By Jim Cornelius, News Editor for The Nugget Newspaper Published August 23, 2016  |  Original source article A couple dozen volunteers and agency staff donned waders and hoisted nets along Whychus Creek Wednesday, August 17, in a large-scale fish recovery effort. The fish rescue was part of a recently launched stream restoration project along the  Continue Reading »

Bringing Back the Floodplain

Deschutes Land Trust launches its restoration of the historic wetlands at Whychus Creek BY M.W. HILL for The Source Weekly Published August 17, 2016  |  Original source article It’s being touted as one of the most “significant restoration efforts in the American west,” and it’s taking place right in our backyards. Reconstruction efforts got underway this month  Continue Reading »

Restoration work continues on Whychus Creek

Work crews diverting the creek into nearby channels that wind through an adjacent meadow By Ted Shorack / The Bulletin / @tjshorack Published Aug 22, 2016  |  Original source article SISTERS — Work crews began diverting a portion of Whychus Creek into a restored channel last week in an effort to return the tributary to its natural state  Continue Reading »

Restoration to begin on Whychus Creek

Deschutes Land Trust and others to begin project to restore floodplain along 6 miles of the creek By Ted Shorack / The Bulletin / @tjshorack – original source article Published Jun 14, 2016 at 12:01AM Another restoration project along Whychus Creek near Sisters is scheduled to begin this summer to rehabilitate a historic floodplain and  Continue Reading »

Potential lava field sale worries neighbors near Newberry monument

Arnold Irrigation District has an offer from rock quarry owner By Hayley Sanchez / The Bulletin – original source article Published Jun 15, 2016 at 12:05AM / Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 05:45PM The Arnold Irrigation District is interested in selling a lava field in Deschutes River Woods, worrying neighbors about who might buy it.  Continue Reading »

Oregon Land Trust Alliance Members Help Mitigate Wildfires | Land Trust Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joshua Lynsen Media Relations Manager (202) 800-2239 | jlynsen@lta.org The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America, and its members are mitigating the threat and destruction of wildfires across the United States through proven practices and new  Continue Reading »

Editorial: More good news for Whychus Creek

The Bend Bulletin – Published Apr 16, 2015 Lovers of Whychus Creek and those who are working to restore steelhead runs to it got a bit of good news the other day. The Deschutes Land Trust recently upped its holdings along the creek, meaning further restoration of the land adjacent to it. Restoration of the land  Continue Reading »

Deschutes Land Trust buys more property on Whychus Creek

Restoration to land, habitat near Sisters to start this summer By Jasmine Rockow / The Bulletin / @JasmineRockow Published Apr 15, 2015  Deschutes Land Trust took another step forward in its goal to protect wildlife habitat along Whychus Creek northeast of Sisters. The trust recently bought 58 acres of land, creating the new Aspen Hollow  Continue Reading »

Editorial: Skyline Forest should become a community forest

Published Feb 24, 2015 by The Bend Bulletin (click for full editorial) The Deschutes Land Trust and its director, Brad Chalfant, have worked for more than a decade to create the Skyline Forest, a community forest west of Bend. The going has been slow, but with the sale of the land to Whitefish Cascade Forest  Continue Reading »