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 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Thurs-Sun, 11AM and 2PM

Experience a guided hike with a U.S. Forest Service Ranger on Newberry Caldera’s Big Obsidian Flow! The Big Obsidian Flow is the most recent volcanic event at Newberry Caldera and Oregon’s youngest lava flow. Hikes generally last 45 minutes and cover approx. ½ mile.

Due to the uneven surfaces and sharp volcanic glass, no closed toed shoes or dogs are allowed on the guided hike. Visitors are encouraged to bring water with them and use the restroom before the hike begins.

11:00 AM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 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!

1:00 PM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 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

The annual fundraising event for Discover Your Forest

On Friday, August 11th, 2017, Discover Your Forest will play host to hundreds of guests at our 3rd Annual Stars Over Newberry fundraiser. This year’s festivities will coincide with the height of the Perseid Meteor Showers; guests will get a one of a kind after-hours experience atop Lava Butte, one of Central Oregon’s most well-known volcanic features with breathtaking views of the valley and the night sky. 

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Help the Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland.

We invite you to take part in a survey about how you connect with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. The purpose of this survey is to gather information that can help guide future land management planning and decisions. Please note that this survey is optimized for desktop/laptop. Do not access the survey with a mobile phone.

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