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Ochoco Preserve Tour, Ochoco Preserve

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Leslie Olson for a fall tour of the Land Trust’s Ochoco Preserve.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson for a fall tour of Ochoco Preserve. The Land Trust started a major project in 2022 to shape the future of Ochoco Preserve! The second phase of the restoration began in 2024. Learn more about the Preserve and the Land Trust’s vision for healthy streams, flourishing native plants and wildlife, and new connections for the community. Ochoco Preserve is home to 1 mile of McKay Creek, 1/2 mile of Ochoco Creek, and a host of wildlife species including salmon and steelhead, frogs and toads, and many species of water birds and songbirds. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Hike Rating: This is an easy ~1-2 mile hike on either paved and gravel trails, or old roads and through grassy fields.

Route: The hike will begin at either the Crooked River Wetlands Complex and follow roads and trails in the Complex. If construction allows, the hike will start at the Ochoco Preserve parking area, follow dirt roads, and will also venture off-trail into old farm fields under restoration. Terrain will be uneven at times.

Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

Accessibility: The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please email us at event@deschuteslandtrust.org at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.


September 12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm