WELCOME TO A LIVELY NEIGHBORHOOD!
Living on the banks of the river, you know the honks of geese, slaps of beaver tails at dusk, and trout rising for mayflies. You know the wild rhythms of waters that swell, recede, surge and flow always downstream. We are ALL river neighbors—wildlife and people together. But as relative newcomers on the scene, humans have much to learn from the wild inhabitants.
We invite you to join us in finding ways to co-exist with fellow people and wildlife alike. Living on one river, we are linked to one another. Each person brings a perspective, values, and a way of knowing. What we hope to find are the common currents, and an openness to learning about the ecology of the Deschutes.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
CHECK OUT OUR TRAIL CAMERA LOAN PROGRAM
Imagine what you’ll “see” when animals are doing their things while you’re away or sleeping? Residents along the Deschutes River are invited to use our trail cameras to enjoy riverine wildlife activity. We'll even show you how to get started.
HELP STEWARD OUR TUMALO RIVERHOOD LOCATION
Volunteer one half day in Spring 2021 at our first Tumalo Riverhood location - where beaver dams and engineering feats along the river can be observed. You'll plant native trees, clean debris and litter that's accumulated around the site. Or join our trail camera monitoring crew to understand and document the wide range of wildlife living along this river reach.
JOIN US FOR A RIVER WALK
Learn about River wildlife and ecology in small, socially-distanced groups offered monthly through November. Walk along the Deschutes River to learn of the wildlife along this riverscape and the benefits of beaver in our riparian ecosystems. Please check back Spring 2021 when River Walks resume.
SHARE YOUR BEST 2021 RIVER NEIGHBOR PHOTOS/VIDEOS
Grab your camera or trail cam, and enter to win. We invite you to charge up your digital cameras, smart phones, and auto trail cameras to enter and share amazing moments and experiences you catch naturally on your property. Starting Jan 1, 2021.
Beavers causing damage to your landscaping or property?
Contact our Beaver Response Team for a FREE consultation.