Where: St Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho St, Bend 97701
When: Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Door at 5:30 pm
Free: Register here. Suggested $5 donation at the door to help offset costs
Join panelists for a discussion of the Habitat Conservation Plan for endangered species, water conservation and irrigation modernization, and community engagement in crafting a future for the Deschutes that meets the needs of fish, farms, and families. More INFO HERE.
o Jason Gritzner – Hydrologist, Watershed Program Manager, US Forest Service
o Ron Nelson – Deschutes River Conservancy Executive Director
o Bridget Moran – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bend Field Office, Field Supervisor
o Craig Horrell – Chair Deschutes Basin…
Thursday October 17th, 8pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis in Bend. Shimano, Trek and Pine Mountain Sports invites you to COTA Movie Night for an encore presentation of Anthill Films Return To Earth…
Return to Earth, the ninth movie from the crew at Anthill Films, is a cinematic journey across diverse mountain bike communities, personalities and environments. Each segment captures a different way the bike can immerse riders in the present moment. Starring some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth features the most diverse group of riders Anthill has ever assembled.
To bring their vision to life, the crew travelled to more locations than ever before, with shoots taking place all over the…
Looking for something to do this weekend? Consider helping get the Virginia Meissner trails and facilities ready for the winter. More INFO HERE.
When: Saturday October 19th 9am – 1pm
We will be hosting two work parties this fall and we’d love to get everyone in the Meissner community involved to help us prepare for winter and have a bit of fun getting to know each other. We will be clearing trails on Saturday October 19th and cutting & stacking firewood on Saturday November 9th. Work parties start at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. We will meet at the lodge at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. Pizza and drinks will be provided in the lodge after the work…
Join Central Oregon Womxn in Conservation for our October meeting at the Environmental Center on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30pm-7pm. More INFO HERE.
We’ll start the evening with a little networking. At 6pm, enjoy several short presentations by amazing womxn sharing their career stories, lessons they’ve learned, and advice for others. Then, we’ll have a Q&A panel with our speakers.
Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
Typically one of the busiest educational events of the year, this is one you do not want to miss! As many can imagine, Griff spends most of his summer guiding, while the offseason is his treasured time to chase fish around Central Oregon. Unfortunately, many of the fisheries we frequent in the summer are closed. So, you have to get creative with angling opportunities at times. Grab a spot at one of our last Fly and Field University events of the year!
It’s time for the annual MBSEF Ski Swap. Saturday October 12th you can find some great deals on winter gear and get your stoke on for winter. The MBSEF swap has been a long tradition in Bend.
Best place to sell, buy anything winter sports related.
For more info go to http://www.mbsef.org/events/skyliners-winter-sports-swap
Thursday October 10th. The documentary of legendary ski filmmaker, Warren Miller screens at the Bend Film Festival. Ski legend Dan Egan is scheduled to attend. More INFO HERE.
Based on a 2018 interview the 93-year-old Miller gave shortly before his death at his Orcas Island home, Ski Bum explores the techniques used by the veteran filmmaker, who also served as cinematographer, editor, producer — and often live narrator — of his films. Using interviews with famous daredevil skiers, never-before-seen outtakes, and home movies, Ski Bum is a must-see for any ripper or shredder forever in search of the gnarliest powder.
For decades, the ski season didn’t really begin until the latest spectacular skiing film was released by Warren Miller…
Have you ever ridden mountain bike trails in the dark? It’s the best! The popular Pine Mountain Sports group mountain bike night ride leaves from the store this Wednesday Oct 9 at 530pm. There are a limited number of spots so you’ll need to RSVP.
This free, guided night ride is open to all riders and will require the use of a good lighting system – both headlight and taillight. Pine Mountain Sports will offer a limited number of Bontrager Ion 700 demo headlights that can be reserved for the evening, Meet at 5P if you have reserved a light, depart at 5:30P. We pedal from the store.
RSVP required; 12 riders maximum.
Despite this Facebook invite you’ll need to…
The weather looks sunny and the temps a little more normal this weekend. We hope you get out and enjoy #backyardbend. We recently got out for photo shoot after the recent snow storms and the Cascades did not disappoint. You can see more of these images on our Instagram feed and the featured video on the homepage. Have a great weekend.
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with the US Forest Service and help our public lands and it’s a great way to get outside.
The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Information Night on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. We will offer information to members of the public interested in assisting with educational programs at Mt. Bachelor and other locations on the Forest during the 2019-2020 Winter season.
The Volunteer Information Night will be held on October 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest headquarters: 63095 Deschutes Market Road in Bend. The event is focused on recruiting volunteers to serve as winter interpretive rangers and winter conservation education…