Steelhead Falls Trail
Matching Gift Challenge
Today, you have a chance to double the impact you make for our local public lands. Your board of directors and other leadership donors have stepped forward with a Matching Gift Challenge!
Through December 31, 2019, leadership donors will match member gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $10,000. If we meet our goal, FANs will have $20,000 to use this winter for four weeks of hardscaping on the middle portion of the Steelhead Falls Trail!
Steelhead Falls Trail is a gateway for many thousands of visitors from near and far to encounter the Deschutes Canyon Area centered around Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area. The trail is now in poor condition due to extensive use and severe erosion. Your donation can help FANs make significant improvements to trail safety and aesthetics.
Now is the time to show your support for the canyons of the Middle Deschutes and Lower Crooked Rivers and Lower Whychus Creek--your tax-deductible $50 gift will become $100, $75 will double to $150, and $100 will be matched to become $200!
Any gift you make will go twice as far, so this is an ideal time for you to give a special gift. Participating in the Steelhead Falls Trail Matching Gift Challenge is easy.
CLICK HERE to make your donation today.
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. FANs members admitted free, and non-members pay $3 (cash or check) at the door.
Wolves: A Cultural Perspective
Presented by Wilson Wewa
Saturday, January 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch
Wilson Wewa, a spiritual leader and oral historian of the Warm Springs Paiute, will share with us the cultural perspective on how wolves have influenced the history, legends and lifeways of Native Americans, particularly, the Northern Paiute of Central Oregon. Wolves have had a high position from the creation of the world to their near extinction on the landscape. Ramifications created by controversial existence of wolves in Oregon and the northwest will also be addressed.
Registration for this event opens here on December 18, 2019.
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!
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