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

  • 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

  • 10.29.13

    Rendezvous Wrap Up

    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

  • 10.28.13

    Team Rendezvous Lends a Hand to Steelhead Falls

    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