10 Backyard Birds to look for this Winter

As we hunker down for the darker days ahead, overwintering birds bring delight as they gather the seeds and bugs of fall to sustain them through the coming cold. Here’s our winter backyard bird list for you to enjoy!

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.

In Memory of Barry Lopez, 1945-2020

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

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 McKenzie River Trust and the…

Presenting Habichats: Habitat Speaker Series

McKenzie River Trust is excited to present HabiChats – a virtual speaker series that explores some of Oregon’s plant and animal species and local restoration efforts with partners and local…

Lane County Wildfire Information and Relief

DONATE NOW We are directing all donations to the United Way of Lane County’s Wildfire Response Fund at this time.  Volunteer Your Time We know that you want to give…

Reflections on 10 Years at CARP

By Liz Lawrence This article is about the Coburg Aggregate Reclamation Project or CARP, purchased by the McKenzie River Trust in 2010. To learn more about CARP, visit our property…