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Deschutes

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.      -- Hal Borland Western juniper, an iconic...
The Deschutes Basin is the second largest watershed in Oregon, covering more than 10,000 square miles. The Deschutes River is a major tributary of...
The Metolius River originates from a spring near Black Butte, Oregon and flows north and east to Lake Billy Chinook. As a river that has been...
The Fire Learning Network (FLN)The Deschutes FLN is one of four landscapes in the Northwest Fire Learning Network. The Northwest network has the...
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are the larger, ocean-going cousins of redband trout. This species has a speckled, dark-olive body with a silvery-...
Restoration projects of all types take place within the Deschutes Basin. The following provide an overview of watershed restoration projects and...
The word "uplands" is used to describe the higher-elevation areas between river and stream valleys. These areas tend to have drier soils than...
Mirror Pond in the town of Bend (Oregon State University Archives) The Upper Deschutes River flows from the Wickiup Reservoir near Crescent...
Wildfire risk assessments and protection plans & Community Wildfire protection plansIn 2005, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) completed...
Redband trout are a unique type of rainbow trout found in desert streams of the Pacific Northwest. They are adapted for life in the desert and have a...

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