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

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11:00 AM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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Join us at Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Our amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area.  We hope you will join us on a journey through time and lava flow!

11:45am Mt. Bachelor Patio Talks w/ a Forest Service Ranger @ Pine Marten Lodge Deck
Aug 20 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Bill Wallace Summer Program Pick

Head out to Mt. Bachelor this summer for some FREE summer fun! Patio Talks with a Forest Service Ranger atop Mt. Bachelor program is in full swing! Learn about volcanoes, geology, ecology and the cultural history of our region at the top of one of Bend’s premier destinations. Here is the scoop!

INTERPRETIVE TALKS
When: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily
Where: Pine Marten Lodge Deck
How To Get There: Ride up on the Pine Marten lift * (With Purchase of Lift Pass)

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1:30 PM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join us at Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Our amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area.  We hope you will join us on a journey through time and lava flow!

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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