Our Community

Our Connection, Our Commitment


A unique connection to our forest.

The Central Oregon landscape is an integral part of who we are, what we do, and how we act. Whether you’re a year-round resident or a visitor to Central Oregon, we share a “sense of place” that ties us together and to this landscape. We are passionate for the outdoors, the forest, the rivers, and the quality of life they offer.

A community of stewards.

This connection inspires us to be more than consumers of our forest. It inspires us to action as forest stewards and has brought us together as a community under the umbrella of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project.

A sense of belonging.

Our vision is to restore our forests and our communities, and to write a new story about the inseparable link between the health and vibrancy of the two. The DCFP has grown from a grass-roots movement to a thriving collaborative force that recognizes all the values and interests represented within the community. Through this process the bonds that tie us together and to the landscape grow ever stronger.

To learn more about the Collaborative and how our community plays a vital role in the restoration of this landscape, please click the Our Collaborative tab above or contact us.

Phil Chang, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council  541-548-9534

Pete Caligiuri, The Nature Conservancy  541-388-3020 x 304

Alan Unger, Deschutes County Board of Commissioners  541-388-6570