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

Nov
28
Wed
Upriver Film @ SHARC - Benham Hall
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Upriver: An Oregon Experience

  • Wednesday, November 28th
  • SHARC, Benham Hall – 57250 Overlook Rd, Sunriver, OR 97707, USA

This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Join the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest for a screening the film Upriver, a ‘watershed film’ that explores one of the nation’s most active river conservation movements. Before the show,  Forest Service Specialists will discuss restoration efforts on local Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Door open at 6pm, Event begins at 7pm

Event is Free.

Dec
13
Thu
Greatest Good Lecture Series @ OSU - Cascades Obsidian Hall
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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“The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades Focuses on Natural Resource Issues
Deschutes National Forest scientists to present on a variety of topics

BEND– The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public.  A lecture series called “The Greatest Good” will feature presentations from land managers and specialists from the Deschutes National Forest on a variety of topics in natural resources.

The lecture Series begins November 2018 and will be held the second Thursday of each month through April of next year. Each lecture will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

November 8 – The Historical Restoration of the Odd Fellows Cabins by Scott McBride Manager, Newberry National Volcanic Monument

December 13 – National Trails Act: 50 Years of Exploring Public Lands by Dennis Benson, Recreation Program Manager

January 10 –The Evolution of Fire Use by Katie Hetts, Sub-Regional Fire Analyst

February 14 – Empowering Central Oregon Youth through Public Service by Bill Kujawa, Recreation Crew Leader

March 14 – Native Seed for Landscape Restoration by Kayla Herriman Manager, Region 6 Seed Extractory

April 11 – From Hoses to Hotshots–Redmond Air Center’s Role in Wildland Fire Suppression by Maurice Evans, Manager, Redmond Air Center

“The Greatest Good” is part of a quotation from the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in a utilitarian philosophy of forest management that included managing forests for “greatest good for the greatest number in the long run.”

For more information on the lecture series, please contact Rika Ayotte at rika.ayotte@discovernw.org

Jan
10
Thu
Greatest Good Lecture Series @ OSU - Cascades Obsidian Hall
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

the greatest good poster_2018

“The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades Focuses on Natural Resource Issues
Deschutes National Forest scientists to present on a variety of topics

BEND– The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public.  A lecture series called “The Greatest Good” will feature presentations from land managers and specialists from the Deschutes National Forest on a variety of topics in natural resources.

The lecture Series begins November 2018 and will be held the second Thursday of each month through April of next year. Each lecture will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

November 8 – The Historical Restoration of the Odd Fellows Cabins by Scott McBride Manager, Newberry National Volcanic Monument

December 13 – National Trails Act: 50 Years of Exploring Public Lands by Dennis Benson, Recreation Program Manager

January 10 –The Evolution of Fire Use by Katie Hetts, Sub-Regional Fire Analyst

February 14 – Empowering Central Oregon Youth through Public Service by Bill Kujawa, Recreation Crew Leader

March 14 – Native Seed for Landscape Restoration by Kayla Herriman Manager, Region 6 Seed Extractory

April 11 – From Hoses to Hotshots–Redmond Air Center’s Role in Wildland Fire Suppression by Maurice Evans, Manager, Redmond Air Center

“The Greatest Good” is part of a quotation from the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in a utilitarian philosophy of forest management that included managing forests for “greatest good for the greatest number in the long run.”

For more information on the lecture series, please contact Rika Ayotte at rika.ayotte@discovernw.org

Stars Over Newberry

A Great Night Under the Stars for a Great Cause

 

On Friday, August 10th, 2018, Discover Your Forest will play host to hundreds of guests at our 4th 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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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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Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary

Join the Central Oregon Celebration

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.Local Non-Profits are planning to make Central Oregon the number one location in America to celebrate this important anniversary. Imagine every Central Oregonian, coming together to raise awareness for a cause that is important to us all, our rivers.

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