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

Oct
27
Sat
Batacular! @ Deschutes National Forest, Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District Office
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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The Deschutes National Forest is partnering with Discover Your Forest to host “Batacular,” a day of fun bat activities for kids and adults from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Participants will learn about bats while enjoying themselves at various fun activity stations. Join forces with conservationists around the country during Bat Week, an annual event sponsored by the US Forest Service and others to raise awareness for bat conservation worldwide.

This family friendly event will be held at the Deschutes National Forest headquarters at 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701. The event is free, open to the public and Halloween costumes are welcomed, take a wike down the fashion “Batwalk” and win a prize for your costume!

Bat Week: Bat Week is an annual, international block of programs and media appearances designed to raise awareness for bat conservation worldwide. Bat Week is organized and supported by the US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bat Conservation International, the Organization for Bat Conservation, The Save Lucy Campaign and Wildlife Acoustics. This year Bat Week will be held from October 24-31. For more information, visit www.batweek.org

Nov
8
Thu
THE GREATEST GOOD – A LECTURE SERIES @ OSU-Cascades DINE 204 Room
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades Focuses on Natural Resource Issues
BEND- The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades once again are partnering 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 March of next year. Each lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Dine 204 Room. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Nov
10
Sat
Forest Service Fee Free Day- Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 10 all-day

The Forest Service offers fee free days for Veterans Weekend November 10-11.

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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