River Neighbors of the Deschutes River Basin

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

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.
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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.

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ENTER OUR RIVER NEIGHBORS WILDLIFE PHOTO/VIDEO CONTEST

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.
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Beavers causing damage to your landscaping or property?
Contact our Beaver Response Team for a FREE consultation.