Discover Your Forest


Discover Your Forest is the proud non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests:
we are committed to connecting visitors and volunteers with Central Oregon's National Forests
through great visitor services, accessible interpretive programs and engaging events.

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Upcoming Events

Jul
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Caldera Campground Chats – Cinder Hill @ Cinder Hill Campground
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Caldera Campground Chats are ranger-led interpretive programs that teach visitors about the unique geology, wildlife, and history of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Programs last approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Please bring your own camp chair.

Topics:

Saturday, June 29th: Harsh Habitats

Saturday, July 6th: Newberry’s Volcanic Past

Saturday, July 13th: History Under Your Feet

Outdoor wood campfire burning brightly against at vanishing sunset

Caldera Campground Chats – Little Crater @ Little Crater Campground
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Caldera Campground Chats are ranger-led interpretive programs that teach visitors about the unique geology, wildlife, and history of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Programs last approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Please bring your own camp chair. Topics:

Saturday, June 29th: Harsh Habitats

Saturday, July 6th: Newberry’s Volcanic Past

Saturday, July 13th: History Under Your Feet

Outdoor wood campfire burning brightly against at vanishing sunset

Jul
21
Sun
Big Obsidian Flow: Guided Hike @ Big Obsidian Flow Trailhead
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am

Join a ranger at the Big Obsidian Flow Trailhead for a guided hike. Participants will learn more about the geologic and cultural history of the Newberry Caldera. Closed toed shoes are recommended. This trail features uneven surfaces and significant elevation gain.

Stars Over Newberry

A Great Night Under the Stars for a Great Cause

 

On Friday, August 9th, 2019, Discover Your Forest will play host to hundreds of guests at our 5th Annual Stars Over Newberry fundraiser.  The event will take place atop Lava Butte in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and will feature stargazing with Worthy Garden Club and Sisters Astronomy Club, live music by Blackstrap Bluegrass, a silent auction, delicious Worthy Brewing beers, wine from Volcano Vineyards and creative bites by Wild Oregon Foods. 

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Want to Help Your Forest?

Discover Your Forest is seeking volunteer Interpretive Rangers. To learn more about assisting with educational programs at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Mt. Bachelor and other locations on the Forest, contact us via phone or email to connect with a wide array of volunteer opportunities.

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Become A Member Today

Get Great Perks While Supporting a Great Cause

You can show your support for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland by becoming a member of Discover Your Forest.  Members receive great benefits like exclusive ranger-led snowshoe and hiking excursions, free lantern rentals at Lava River Cave and much more.  Even better, your membership funds go toward conservation and interpretive efforts on our local National Forests. These memberships make great gifts for the forest enthusiasts in your life!

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Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

15 years of Winter Celebration

 

Grab your winter adventure list and goggles to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival.  Tickets go on sale January 1st! The Festival is co-hosted by the Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance and Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest.

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