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Northwest Nature Matters

Sep 15, 2023

This week, Monty and Jess speak with Jon Nelson, Wildlife Coordinator of the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Ran by a large group of dedicated staff and volunteers, visitors can learn about regional wildlife, history, art, natural resources, and cultural heritage of North America’s high desert country. Listen...

Sep 1, 2023

Kicking off September, Monty and Jess speak with Natasha Bellis, Conservation Director of the Deschutes Land Trust. Natasha discusses the weight of responsibility that comes with stewarding land in perpetuity, and the importance of community engagement for long term conservation success.

Aug 15, 2023

This month, Monty and Jess learn all about bats! Bat Biologist Nadja Schmidt and Northwest Bat Hub Coordinator Beth Ward speak on the Hub’s monitoring initiatives, priorities, and partnerships.

Aug 1, 2023

Monty is joined by Deschutes Watershed Manager and mountain goat expert, Corey Heath, who talks about the history of the species within the region.

Jul 15, 2023

On the third and final installment of the non-motorized trail series, Monty sits down with District Wildlife Biologist Brock McCormick to discuss the issue from a land management perspective. Learn how trails are planned, implemented, and managed in the Deschutes National Forest.