• Butterflies of Central Oregon

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    June 24th, 4pm – 5pm Online event hosted by Deschutes Land Trust

    Butterflies of Central Oregon. More INFO HERE. 

    Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Amanda Egertson from the comfort of your home. Learn about common butterflies in Central Oregon and a few tips on how to identify butterflies. You’ll also learn more about their unique features and natural history. Then you’ll have a chance to ask our resident expert all your butterfly questions during a question and answer session. **Registration required to receive the virtual event link. Only one person per household needs to register for this event.** Register HERE.

    Amanda Egertson is the Deschutes Land…

  • Get Your Gear: What to Wear and What to Pack for Hiking

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    Wednesday June 3rd 6pm Online Event. More INFO AND REGISTER HERE. 

    Wait! Before you head out the door, what’s in your backpack? Sponsored by Jessbfit of Bend.

    • Find out how to layer your clothing and choose the right footwear.
    • Learn how to gear up for your next hiking trip.
    • Learn about packs, poles, the ten essentials and more.
    • Assess your gear closet and learn what’s okay to save money on and what’s worth buying top of the line.

    This is part 2 of a 5-part series.

    Registrants will be sent a ZOOM link a few days prior to the event.

  • Get in Shape: Physical Preparation for Outdoor Adventures

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    Wednesday May 27, 6pm – 730pm Online Event hosted by JessBFit. MORE INFO HERE.

    It’s spring and you’re itching to get outside and explore. But you feel like your body just might not be so ready yet. Whether you’re hoping to walk up the local hill, scale a big mountain or explore points unknown, you’ll…

    • Understand how to build your speed, endurance and strength at home or close to home.
    • Learn the best ways to start training your body for your next adventure.
    • Be able to put together a training plan for your goals.
    • Learn more about JessBFit’s online training options.

    This is part 1 of a 5-part series.

    Registrants will be…

  • BPS Virtual Sip n' Speak: Summiting and Photographing Mt Whitney

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    Tuesday May 19, 6pm – Online Event.

    Transport yourself to Mt. Whitney with this virtual online presentation by local photographer, Toni Toreno. Did ya know? Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Located in Sequoia National Park, this is an area considerably less explored. More EVENT INFO HERE.

    Join a live, online presentation by Toni Toreno from Bend Photo Tours as she recaps her recent trek to up Mt. Whitney. Whether you’re planning a to take on Mt. Whitney yourself, or just planning on getting photo tips on shooting while hiking and backpacking around Central Oregon, she’ll give you some insight on what works for…

  • U.S. Forest Service Postpones Initial Release of Central Cascades Wilderness Permits

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    You may be aware a new wilderness permitting system is scheduled to be implemented this spring for some areas of the Three Sisters Wilderness. This has been a two year process to identify the trails that will require permits. The Forest Service released a statement yesterday postponing the release of the registration system due to the current COVID 19 recreation closures. The statement is below. Stay tuned for more.

    April 6, 2020

    Springfield and Bend Ore.,—The Deschutes and the Willamette National Forests are postponing the initial release of the Central Cascades Wilderness permits due to COVID-19 public health and safety measures and to avoid potential issues with reservations. Permits were originally planned to be released on April 7, 2020.


  • Multi-Sport Adventures on Oregon Desert Trail - Online Streaming Event

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    Oregon Natural Desert Association’s online activation brings Oregon’s natural places to you through online events and live streaming. This is a great way to experience some of Oregon’s most wild and beautiful places. Check it out!

    Thursday April 16th, 2pm – 3pm

    The Oregon Desert Trail is not just made for hiking. Did you know there are sections that you can bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter? Join us as we dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on the public lands throughout Oregon’s high desert. Join ONDA’s Program Coordinator Renee Patrick for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home. More INFO HERE.

    Registration link to come. Only one person per household…

  • The Greatest Good Lecture Series - "Wilderness Solitude Monitoring"

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    Thursday Feb 27th, 530pm – 630pm at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe. “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest. More INFO HERE.

    Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe host a monthly lecture series on topics relevant to Central Oregon. Presentation will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics!


  • Post-Turkey Day Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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    Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Why not get out with the Deschutes Land Trust for a hike of Whychus Canyon Preserve. This is a great way to learn more about the good work the Deschutes Land Trust is doing, be in nature and work off a few of those calories from Thanksgiving.

    This Friday Nov 29th From 10am-2pm.  Registration is required 

    Ready to hike off all that turkey and pie? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for a hike to explore Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow the trail through juniper forests, enjoying the crisp, cool temperatures of late fall. Look for wildlife tracks–including turkeys!, watch for birds, and learn more about how nature prepares…

  • Boots, Bikes and Boats (and Beer!) in Eastern Oregon

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    As Central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes. More event INFO HERE.

    Tuesday Nov 12th at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room

    This presentation is a collaboration between ONDA, Deschutes Brewery, and REI, and will feature inspiration and great beer to get you outside!

    Register for free here: https://www.rei.com/events/94265/boots-bikes-and-boats-in-eastern-oregon?distance=25&previousLocation=Bend,%20OR&page=2&course.session.anyLocation=25.000000~44.045800~-121.315400;geo_r

  • History Wander Hosted By The Deschutes Land Trust

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    This Thursday October 3rd Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like for the Hindman family. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. More INFO HERE.

    Hike Rating: This is an easy, less than 1-mile walk on a gravel trail. Portions will be off trail through a grassy meadow.