Horny Hollow Trail is Now Open
Horny Hollow Trail, managed by Bureau of Land Management, opened the trail on May 28 this year, after monitoring by BLM biologists for golden eagle nesting found no successful nests in this area this year. Signage has been temporarily modified to inform visitors that the trail is now open.
Exciting New Space for FANs!
In the works is a physical location for FANs, besides the great outdoors! In the Crooked River Ranch Clubhouse village is a little building. We will use this rental for our tools and supplies, and also for showing passersby what we do. We will hold some events here, have a window display of scheduled events and things of interest, and whatever else we come up with. Watch this space! Big thanks to Diane Nunley for coordinating the renovations of the building to make it a great building that will operate as our hub.
Friends and Neighbors of the
Deschutes Canyon Area: What We Do
Tom Iraci, FANs member and professional photographer, created a video that shows some of our work and play, along with the beauty of the Deschutes Canyon Area public lands. Enjoy!
THANK YOU for making 2019 a
Year of Great Accomplishments!
FANs Membership and Fundraising:
We now have ongoing projects focused on golden eagles, American kestrels and mountain bluebirds; trail monitoring and maintenance; native plant restoration; and graffiti, trash and weed removal.
FANs Lens on Learning Programs:
In 2019, we offered six programs which were attended by both members and non-members, with topics varying from Recreation and Rivers to Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare.
FANs Guided Hikes:
Our hiking schedule in 2019 included 18 hikes. In addition to trails within the Middle Deschutes and Lower Crooked River canyons, like Scout Camp, Steelhead Falls and Otter Bench, we offered wildflower hikes and birding hikes further afield.
We look forward to working with all of our members and partners in 2020 to further our mission to preserve and restore the wild landscapes of our public lands.
Lens on Learning Series
Bringing Speakers on the Natural World To Crooked River Ranch
"What's Blooming Now in the Grasslands?"
A Talk by Marilynne Keyser, FANs President
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
This presentation is open to FANs members and nonmembers.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend.
Please CLICK HERE to register.
As springs glides into summer in the Deschutes Canyon Area, the wildflower bloom is exploding. Some of our old friends like bitterbrush and Carey’s balsamroot are still blooming, while others have already gone to seed. Now is the time the buckwheats and Erigerons take over the show. The second in our online series "What’s Blooming Now?" by Marilynne Keyser will take us on a walk through the Crooked River National Grassland to learn about these early summer bloomers.
Marilynne will also talk about plant biology to help you differentiate similar-looking native plants. Using photographs of both the habitat zone and the blooming plants, you will learn to anticipate what you might see on your own rambles in the sagebrush steppe grasslands.
If you missed Marilynne's May 9 presentation on wildflowers blooming along the Deschutes Canyon rim, you can view it here:
"What's Blooming Now on the Canyon Rim?"
Guide to Common Native Plants of the
Deschutes Canyon Area
written by FANs President Marilynne Keyser
This field guide includes the most common native plants on public lands near Crooked River Ranch in Central Oregon. This guidebook is small (8.25 x 4.5 inches) and durable, so you can take it on your hikes to identify native shrubs, bunchgrasses and wildflowers on the many trails around Lower Whychus Creek, the Middle Deschutes and Lower Crooked Rivers. Organized by bloom time, this field guide is especially helpful in February through September.
FANs of the Deschutes Canyon Area member price is $10 and non-member price is $12. Your purchase helps support FANs projects that preserve and restore public lands in the Deschutes Canyon Area.
CLICK HERE to learn more and order Guide to Common Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area.
Tom Iraci created a video titled "Beauty in the Canyons," featuring images from the Deschutes Canyon Area.
Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area
P.O. Box 2127, Terrebonne, OR 97760
P.O. Box 2127, Terrebonne, OR 97760