In November 2017, Paul Bannick shared with a captive audience his multimedia presentation on the lives of owls. Paul emphasized the importance of preserving and managing our diverse public lands to support healthy owl populations.
FANs volunteers, in August 2017, obliterated offensive graffiti painted on rocks on BLM land near Crooked River Ranch. The natural beauty of this area is again restored.
In May 2017, volunteers weeded around newly emerged showy milkweed (planted in the fall) and placed a vexar tube around individual plants to protect them. We hope to see monarch butterflies at these Monarch Way Stations next year!
To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2017, fifty-four energetic volunteers worked together to pick up trash, pull weeds, remove graffiti, and restore Steelhead Falls Trail.
Carrie Gordon presented findings about our local geology to an audience of more than 140 people in March 2017. The Crooked River Caldera was recently discovered during a mapping study of the area.
In January 2017, Jerry Freilich showed a captive audience of more than 50 people that the web of life in a river is incredibly complex and can be difficult for the human eye to appreciate because the organisms are so small and largely hidden from our view.
Upcoming Events and Projects
FANs 2017-2018 Lecture Series:
Biodiversity Begins with a Bee
A presentation by Jerry Freilich
February 24, 2017
The Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch
"This talk is not really about bees; it's about the importance of biodiversity."
Registration opens one month before the event.
Tom Iraci, photographer and FANs board member, created a slideshow titled "Beauty in the Canyons," featuring images from the Deschutes Canyon Area. Click the blue button below to view this spectacular slideshow.
Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area
P.O. Box 2127, Terrebonne, OR 97760