Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

How can we help migrating elk and deer?

How can we help migrating elk and deer? Contributed by Sara Gregory Fall is upon us in Central Oregon. There is a chill in the air, leaves are changing, and kids are back in school. For thousands of mule deer in our neighborhood it will be time to move from the alpine areas where they’ve…
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How forest restoration methods affect wildlife

How forest restoration methods affect wildlife Contributed by Marilyn Miller of Miller Conservation Consulting Our eyes were glued to the ground sorting through animal tracks. The date was June 17, 2011. Elk tracks, large and small ran in every direction. Then we froze in astonishment—we were looking at a paw print larger than a man’s hand,…
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Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest

Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest Contributed by Bill Anthony with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and Darek Staab with Trout Unlimited You may have heard the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. A similar saying might be “you can’t see the watershed for the stream”. We tend to take in what is visually…
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Formation of a Coalition

Contributed By Ruth Williamson, former Steering Committee Member, DCFP I have had the good fortune to be involved with the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project (DCFP) from the beginning. Five years ago, we came together, a gathering of familiar faces, opposing interests: Two from the timber sales industry, two representing environmental perspectives. Two with recreation connections,…
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