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.
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!
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.
Lens on Learning Series
Bringing Speakers on the Natural World To Crooked River Ranch
Seating is limited and registration opens one month before each Lens on Learning event at www.fansofdeschutes.org.
Portland Story Theater's "Nansen of the North"
Presented by Armchair Adventurer Lawrence Howard
Saturday, April 25, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $15 FANs members; $18 nonmembers
Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area is pleased to offer a special program at Crooked River Ranch. Armchair Adventurer Lawrence Howard from Portland Story Theatre will tell the story of “Nansen of the North.”
Lawrence Howard will take turn his audience's attention north, all the way back to the 1890’s, to the father of polar travel: the one and only Fridtjof Nansen. Before Shackleton and Scott and Amundsen ever dreamed of the lands of ice and snow, there was Nansen, the great Norwegian, the pioneer who blazed the trail and showed them all how it could be done. After he led the first ever crossing of Greenland on skis and set a new record for the Farthest North by locking his ship into the Arctic ice cap and letting the natural drift of the ice take him closer to the Pole than anyone else had ever gone, Nansen became the oracle, the one whose advice and blessing all the others sought.
SAVE THE DATE: Registration opens here on March 1, 2020.
Tom Iraci 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