Bird Walk, Priday Ranch

Join Jen Zalewski for a bird walk at Priday Ranch.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jen Zalewski for a spring bird walk at Priday Ranch. We'll listen for singing yellow-breasted chats and common yellowthroats along Trout Creek. Rock and canyon wrens may be calling from the rocky hillsides and Bullock's orioles are usually found by …

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Geology Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Cascade crest while learning about the forces of nature that formed the cliffs surrounding Whychus Creek. Explore ancient juniper groves and native grasslands …

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Fence Pull, Priday Ranch

Volunteer to help remove old barbed wire fencing at Priday Ranch to improve habitat for wildlife.Join the Land Trust for an early spring work party to help improve habitat for wildlife at Priday Ranch. Volunteers will help remove old barbed wire, fencing material, and fence posts from Priday Ranch. Get your hands dirty and have …

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Bird Walk, Paulina Creek Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Coleen Pidgeon, and Kara Jakse for a bird walk at Paulina Creek Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Coleen Pidgeon for a bird walk at Paulina Creek Preserve. With ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests, wet and dry meadows, and 3.7 miles of Paulina Creek, the Preserve provides habitat for a …

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Nature Kids: Flying Wild, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Join Karen Walsh for Nature Kids, family nature walks in Bend and at Land Trust Preserves!Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Karen Walsh for Nature Kids! Get outside and explore the nature of Central Oregon on guided family nature walks just for kids ages 5-10. Kids and their families can explore, imagine, and grow through …

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Bird Survey Site Orientation, Priday Ranch

Volunteer to help survey birds at our Preserves! This is for folks who have completed the first steps in the bird survey orientation processReady to take the next step in your Land Trust bird survey orientation? Then join the Deschutes Land Trust for a site orientation at Priday Ranch. We’ll show you where to survey, …

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Ochoco Preserve Tour, Ochoco Preserve

Join Leslie Olson for a spring tour of the Land Trust's Ochoco Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson for a spring 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 will begin in 2024. Learn more …

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Geology Hike, Smith Rock State Park

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking the area. On the descent, …

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Priday Ranch Tour, Priday Ranch

Join Jen Zalewski for a spring tour of Priday Ranch.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jen Zalewski for a spring tour of Priday Ranch. With more than 10 miles of Trout Creek, Antelope Creek, and Ward Creek, rugged canyons, and native grasslands, Priday Ranch is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Explore …

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Ochoco Preserve Tour, Ochoco Preserve

Join Leslie Olson for a spring tour of the Land Trust's Ochoco Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson for a spring 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 will begin in 2024. Learn more …

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Mammals of the Metolius, Metolius Preserve

Join Gary 'Gus' Gustafson to learn more about the mammals of the Metolius Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary 'Gus' Gustafson to learn more about the mammals of the Metolius Preserve. The Preserve is home to a wide array of wildlife from deer and elk to bears, cougars, and others. Learn more about these …

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Mama + Baby Birds, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Join Mary Yanalcanlin for a bird walk just for kids!Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Yanalcanlin of East Cascades Audubon Society for a bird walk just for kids! Wander around Hindman Springs looking for birds and nests while learning about bird behavior and habitat. Explore the world of mama and baby birds including the …

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Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join Carol Moorehead for a spring wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for a spring wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for spring wildflowers like balsamroot and pale blue flax. Enjoy hiking beneath towering ponderosa pines while …

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Weed Warriors, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Join the Weed Warriors to battle invasive weeds at our protected lands!Join the Weed Warriors to battle invasive weeds at our protected lands! Weed Warriors is a volunteer group that helps remove invasive weeds like mullein, spotted knapweed, teasel, and Canada thistle from the Land Trust protected lands. Non-native vegetation is a major threat to …

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Bird Walk, Willow Springs Preserve

Join Aaron Jenkins for a spring bird walk at Willow Springs Preserve.Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Aaron Jenkins for a bird walk at Willow Springs Preserve. Search for dippers and other water birds along Whychus Creek and warblers working the willows. Then, watch for woodpeckers in the Preserve’s cottonwood and aspen stands and raptors …

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