Special Invitation Tours

Fall Special Invitation Tours with McKenzie River Trust

Join us on the land to explore the work of McKenzie River Trust. This fall, Living River Circle members and Confluence Legacy Club members are invited to get outdoors and experience the beauty of the lands and rivers you help to protect and care for as a McKenzie River Trust Member. 

Each tour is limited to 6 participants and will take place outdoors with physical distancing. Explore the calendar below. To sign up, click on the time and use the event details link to access the registration page. 

Tour Schedule

McKenzie River Trust in the News

From the Field

Birding By Ear – Songs of Spring with Charlie Quinn

In 1995, I was volunteering at The Nature Conservancy as a bird researcher and hike leader, just before getting my first paid job as a field trip coordinator that fall. My first volunteer project in Oregon was working on the production of a birding by ear guide. This guide was created to teach high school students how to aurally identify birds in bird surveys for the Audubon Society of Portland’s Green City Data Program. Now, nearly thirty years later, this guide as been transferred from cassette to cd, cd to mp3, and is now matched with photos of each species to continue sharing my love of birding.

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Lessons from a Beaver on International Beaver Day

Beavers have important lessons to teach us about how to care for the living rivers in our backyard. As we celebrate the start of the 54th annual Earth Month, we also celebrate one of our area’s most incredible caretakers of land and water, the North American Beaver.

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A Living Legacy at Sweet Creek Forest

When Mat Purvis moved to Oregon in the early 1970s, he was excited to spend more outdoors. Growing up in urban Atlanta, Mat was accustomed to camping, hiking, and fishing but had always dreamed of owning a wilderness property. As a young physician with spare time, Mat leapt at an opportunity to pursue his dream when a colleague offered to sell him a tract of forest
on Sweet Creek.

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