Whether you are looking for a great outing with your family or seeking peace and solitude, the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland offer unparalelled encounters with Central Oregon’s natural beauty. Take advantage of your Public Lands and connect to our region’s spectacular landscape.
We are proud to offer visitors a chance to support their Public Lands by purchasing items from our many Discover Your Forest stores. Proceeds from your purchases in our stores support student education programs, interpretive programs, exhibits, publications and other services on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. Visit one of our retail locations to pick up passes, guides, maps and more!
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
“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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Any trip to Central Oregon needs to include an excursion into the Deschutes Nat’l Forest. Whatever the time of year there is always something to explore.
This is a huge State treasure and a must see for anyone visiting the area. You cannot absorb the grandeur in one trip.
I could spend all day here. There’s tons to look at, beautiful walks/hikes, great for picnicking with the family.