From the Field

Art in Birds at Green Island

In the spring of 2021, local artists and bird enthusiasts Dennis Arendt and Shel Neal brought a little extra life to Tree Swallow bird boxes out at Green Island. Building on a decade long project to provide nesting habitat for this migratory bird, the 16 new painted boxes celebrate art and nature.

Giving it Back to the River

McKenzie River Resident, Della Cantrell, finds closure through land conservation in the wake of the Holiday Farm Fire.

Barry Lopez at the McKenzie River, photo by Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon

In Memory of Barry Lopez, 1945-2020

Barry Lopez made his home in the McKenzie Valley, upslope and in line of sight with the river. He wrote and spoke eloquently on behalf of the