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

Dec
12
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
Jan
23
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
Feb
27
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org

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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