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.
Earlier this summer, an anonymous local donor reached out to Discover Your Forest to organize a cleanup effort in the China Hat Road area of the Deschutes National Forest. The donor contributed more than $10,000 as a recurring investment for volunteer cleanups in the region. In just one work day, the group was able to remove 18,000 lbs. of trash, scrap metal and waste. Information on how to join the next project is included in the article below.
In a collaborative effort with other outdoor friends groups in the area, a new nonprofit organization has been launched in Central Oregon. Vámonos Outside is an organization that was created to connect, engage and inspire our Latinx families and community members into the outdoors, throughout Central Oregon. Read the highlight shared by KTVZ.
Oregon Adaptive Sports board member Bruce Creager is here to remind us all of the importance of accessibility to our Public Lands. While many of us feel at home and welcomed into outdoor spaces, many others do not. In this video, Bruce shares ideas for both big and small ways that we can all promote accessibility and provide a more welcoming environment to those with abilities that might be different from our own.
Zavier Borja – Program Coordinator for Vámonos Outside and newly elected member of the Bend Park & Recreation District board is here to discuss Dispersed Camping. If you’ve ever tried to plan a last minute camping trip during the busy season, you know that having a backup plan is a good idea. From fire prevention to best practices, there’s a lot to take into consideration when finding the right location for your overnight outdoor getaway.
Perfect trail condition days come along often here in Central Oregon. We all have our favorite trails – and during the busy summer months, it can feel like they happen to be everyone else’s favorite trails too. Lev Stryker, owner of Cog Wild, shares some tips for finding space, planning ahead and being prepared
With more and more people visiting our caves, trailheads and visitor facilities, we are seeing an increase in vandalism. In this video, Dave Nissen of Wanderlust Tours shares why it’s so important to leave our forests as we found them, and ideas for what you can do if you see vandalism taking place.
Getting out in the backcountry is one of the most unique and beautiful ways to experience the awe of National Forests. With increasing numbers of visitors exploring these remote areas, safety and preparedness are more important than ever. Allison Hartz, Board Member from the Central Oregon Avalanche Center, shares in this video ways to stay safe, avoid injury and prevent the need for search and rescue efforts.
Joanne Richter, co-leader of the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broads has spent years working to protect wilderness and wild lands. Wilderness areas are incredibly special places that require special care. From double checking regulations to respecting wildlife, we can all contribute to keeping our wilderness wild.