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