As the second in its winter Nature Nights series, the Land Trust is offering a free presentation on the impacts of outdoor recreation. Recent surveys show that over half of all Americans participate in some form of outdoor recreation. However, despite public lands being for everyone, the demographics of outdoor recreationists do not often reflect the diversity that we see in our country.
Join Dr. Ashley D’Antonio as we discuss who is recreating on our public lands, who is missing from these outdoor spaces, and what science can, and can’t, tell us about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation. The talk will highlight some of the great work being done in the Pacific Northwest, and around the United States, to promote inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors and suggest ways that you can get involved.
Join Deschutes Land Trust ecologist Amanda Egertson for a colorful tour to learn more about our region’s butterflies, with a special focus on the king of the butterfly world: the mighty monarch.
All ages are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event where you will learn more about the amazing butterfly life cycle, incredible monarch migrations, and discover ways that you can help them survive and thrive in our high desert. This presentation is free, but you must get your ticket online.