Our Stories - Discover Your Forest

Our Stories

Stay up to date on our work in conservation education and stewardship in Central Oregon. Read stories and check out highlights of what we’ve been up to! We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to local media outlets who choose to tell the stories of the forests here in Central Oregon.

Discover Your Forest & Deschutes National Forest Win Prestigious Award

In March of 2020, we accepted an Outstanding Public Lands Partnership Award from the Public Lands Alliance. Read more about the project and award in a short highlight article.

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"A Wild Life Protects Wildflowers"

An article covering the Todd Lake Boardwalk Project: an ongoing project to protect and preserve the incredible nature viewing at the high-elevation lake. We highlight the story of a family who sought to find the right way to honor their matriarch, and contribute to the protection of the wild places that she loved so dearly.

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"The Great Outdoors: Free Snowshoe Tours at Mt. Bachelor"

Get an inside look at our free Snowshoe With a Ranger program at Mt. Bachelor. Watch Central Oregon Daily’s coverage of a tour on New Year’s Eve 2019.

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Operation Appleseed

We are honored to have been selected by Operation Appleseed to help them achieve their goal of planting 1 million trees in Oregon over the next 3 years! Discover Your Forest will oversee $240,000 in funding to restore 1,465 acres and the planting of 250,000 trees. In Central Oregon, the trees will be planted in the Milli and McKay fire scars as well as in the Whychus watershed. Check out the article to find out more about the project, partners and what it will mean for restorative efforts on our forest for years to come.

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"Extraordinary Views & Exceptional People"

Read about local conservationists’ push for programming on the incredible landscape at Dee Wright Observatory. Join in the excitement over our new venture and learn about volunteer opportunities in this magnificent place!

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Our Favorites: Newberry National Volcanic Monument Summer 2019

We had a busy year at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. From May to September, our volunteers made contact with over 35,000 visitors! Here are some of our favorite photos:

"Hundreds Clean Up Trash Near China Hat Road"

Hear about our partnership with REI, The Broomsmen, Human Eco Consulting and the Forest Service to make huge strides on China Hat Road.

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Check out Highlights from Campout For Public Lands 2019!

Stars Over Newberry 2019

Despite a reschedule due to weather conditions, Stars Over Newberry was an amazing evening! We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, silent auction donors and attendees who joined us and made this years' event the most successful yet.

"Discover Your Forest & the USDA Forest Service Celebrate Earth Week With The Lorax"

Over 750 kids from 15 schools learned about forests through the Dr. Seuss classic children’s book.

Thank you to Cascade Business News for covering this event. 

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