Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Heritage Forest Demonstration is a collaboration between the Friends and the Sisters Ranger District. The original project showed what a variety of restoration treatments would look like. These treatments were completed from 2001-2003, before the B & B Fire and before any restoration projects were implemented in the Metolius Basin. At that time, concerns […]

New Look for Overlook

Landscaping and interpretive sign installation were completed in June at the popular Fish Overlook area near the Camp Sherman store. Two large panels obstructing river views were removed; three new signs featuring a map of the area, fish of the Metolius and historical themes replace the old ones. There are benches to sit on, boulders […]

Historic Black Butte Trail

Thirty Friends’ volunteers, Forest Service supervisors, and a small youth crew from Deschutes County Juvenile Justice completed rehab work on the historic lower portion of the Black Butte Trail in an all day work party on Saturday, September 15, 2013. Friends has been working with the Forest Service with a grant from the National Forest Foundation and the […]