About Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area
Friends and Neighbors (aka FANS) of the Deschutes Canyon area support stewardship and restoration of the wild canyons in their backyards. They also seek to foster better communications between federal and state land management agencies and surrounding communities.
FANS was founded in 2011 by landowners surrounding the Deschutes Canyon Wilderness Study Area in Central Oregon. They also focus on many other special places, such as Steelhead Falls, Alder Springs, the Peninsula, Otter Bench and Scout Camp.
From the blog
Thank you to all the members of the Friends Grassroots Network for making our sixth annual Friends Rendezvous such a success! Here’s coverage looking back at this great conference that was held October 25-27 in Bend, Oregon along the banks of the Deschutes River. Conservation Leaders Work to Expand the … read more
More than 70 Friends Rendezvous participants joined BLM staff early Sunday morning at the Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area to knock out a quick service project. These quick service trips are a highlight for Rendezvous attendees, who take a break from networking indoors to do what they love best–hit the … read more
The 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day has been and gone. By all accounts, it was an amazing day all across the National Conservation Lands as members of our Friends Grassroots Network volunteered their time in support of our public lands. Here are some dispatches from the field… San … read more