Wild-ranging local mule deer populations have decreased by 56% from 2004 to 2021.
In recent years, there has been a 10% decline in population per year
This is 60% below objective
What is Winter Range?
Winter range is habitat deer and elk migrate to in order to find more favorable living conditions during the winter. […]
“What happened here?” That is a common reaction many have after seeing the immediate impact of the tree thinning and forest mowing work in the Phil’s network of trails. In this podcast, we talk with Melanie Fisher from the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project to discuss the ongoing work to restore the forest back to a […]
There are only 10-15% of old-growth forests left in Oregon. Erik Fernandez, Wilderness Program Manager, from Oregon Wild describes old-growth forests and how we can work on doing our parts to help protect the little old-growth we have left.
In June of 2014, two fires started nearly simultaneously sweeping through the Skyline Forest which have become known as the Two Bulls Fire complex. Paul Dewey, Founder of Central Oregon Land Watch describes “the mushroom cloud” and the significance of the fires just outside of Bend, Oregon.
Ryan Ranch area was homesteaded in the 1890s. In the 1920s a berm along the Deschutes River was constructed to keep the river from flooding valuable pasture land. Prior to this, the area historically functioned as an emergent freshwater marsh that was connected to surface flows from the Deschutes River. In the early 2010s, the meadow was […]
Joining us is James Good of Good Bike Co. Find out what makes the Ochocos such a special place and hear about some of James’ favorite routes. James talks about the Ochocos being good for both one-day excursions and multi-day bike packing adventures all leaving. The […]
Learn how Central Oregon Land Watch and Rory Isbell advocated to protect our lands here in Central Oregon.
In this episode, we’re going to learn about proper bike etiquette on the Bend multi-use trails and paths. These paths are located throughout Bend in places the Old Mill, Shevlin Park and the Deschutes river. Our guest today is Henry Stroud who is a Planner at Bend […]
Lake Creek is an important tributary that runs into the Metolius River which is vital to salmon and trout habitat. Learn about the restoration efforts of the creek with Brad Chalfant, the former executive director of the Deschutes Land Trust.
The following is an excerpt from an email written by Cris Doty of Deschutes County. Dated January 7, 2020.
The Bull Springs Road sign has previously been an issue between the property owner and the cycling community. The restrictions espoused on the sign are not enforceable – however the implied warnings are indisputable given the […]