From the Field

Giving Thanks for Land and Water

McKenzie River Trust is collecting love letters to the lands and rivers of Oregon. We invite you to join us in reflection and appreciation of all our natural world provides. From the mountains and coastlines, rivers and swamps, lands far away, and birds in the backyard, join us in honoring all that our natural world provides.

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.

Long-Eared Owls Benefit from Conservation Efforts

Recently, McKenzie River Trust Board member, Bev Hollander, received a call from veterinarian, Ulrike Streicher, at Cascades Raptor Center wondering if McKenzie River Trust had any conservation properties in the

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 McKenzie River Trust and the