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

  • 08.22.17

    Don’t Change Our Monuments – Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter To Secretary Zinke

    Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more

  • 04.20.16

    The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

    Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

  • 04.8.14

    Into the Weeds in the Deschutes Canyon

    The following is a guest blog post by Marilynne Keyser, Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs) Weed Team: How do you get folks excited about eradicating invasive weeds on public lands? Start where folks live. At least that’s what I think. The Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes … read more

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