The Deschutes Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that conserves land in Central Oregon. The Land Trust’s mission is to work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views, and local communities. Since 1995, the Land Trust has conserved more than 9,100 acres of land in and around Central Oregon including nine nature preserves that are managed for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Whychus Canyon Preserve is one of our core Community Preserves. The Land Trust purchased and created the original 450 acre Preserve in 2010 and then added another 480 acres in 2014. Located between Sisters and Redmond, the Preserve includes four miles of Whychus Creek, outstanding
canyon scenery, native grasslands, and old growth juniper stands. Wildlife species abound and visitors can hike a network of trails that provide public access to Whychus Creek and one of the only interpretive trails about the Santiam Wagon Road east of the Cascades.
The Deschutes Land Trust hosts free nature talks during the winter and more than 150 free walks, hikes, and other outings from April-October. Get involved today: deschuteslandtrust.org!