Deschutes County 2040 -Opportunity For Input

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Opportunity For Input: Continued Public Hearing on November 9, 2023 The Deschutes County Planning Commission held a public hearing to gather testimony on the Deschutes County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update document on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 pm. The Commission voted to continue both the oral and written portions of the hearing to their next meeting…

Our Knowledge is Power – Climate Change and Indigenous Communities

OSU Cascades - Edward J. Ray Hall, Atrium 1500 SW Chandler Ave, Bend, OR, United States

Artist Talk and Film Screening:  OUR KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: THE CULTURES OF BEAUTY AND SURVIVAL IN ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, LA AND SHISHMAREF, AK NOTE DATE CHANGE: Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 5 to 7 p.m. Edward J. Ray Hall, Charles McGrath Family Atrium, OSU-Cascades FREE. REGISTRATION REQUESTED (REGISTER HERE)

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Climate Change and Human Migration with Dr. David Wrathall

COCC 2600 NW Collge Way, Bend, OR, United States

Climate Change and Human Migration  Dr. David Wrathall – Associate Professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University & Lead Author, Sixth Assessment, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr. David Wrathall will share the findings from his role as a lead author of the UN’s latest climate assessment and learn how the…

Making Energy Work Quarterly Webinar: Unpacking Federal Funding Bottlenecks for Rural Energy in Oregon

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Making Energy Work Quarterly Webinar: Unpacking Federal Funding Bottlenecks for Rural Energy in Oregon November 29th, 11am - 12pm REGISTER HERE For our fourth quarterly webinar of the year, the Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon coalition will host a lively discussion on the federal funding landscape, and how communities are (or are not) accessing…

2023 Energy Resilience Planning for Local Governments Workshop

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Sustainable Northwest and Energy Trust of Oregon are hosting a 2023 Energy Resilience Planning for Local Governments Workshop. This workshop will connect city and county staff with funding, resources, and organizations to help with the planning and implementation necessary to make your community more energy-resilient and prepared for future disasters. Date: Friday, Dec. 8th, 2023…

Is the Drought Over? Comparing the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers

Worthy Brewing 495 Northeast Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR, United States

Raise the Deschutes - Is the Drought Over? Is the drought over? Comparing the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers Despite the nearly average precipitation last year, the drought persists. Learn how hydrology and geology affect these two rivers in completely different ways. Speaker: Jason Gritzner - Hydrologist - USDA Forest Service Moderator: Lisa Seales - Program…

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Plastic-Free Resolutions: Protecting Your Health in 2024

With a new year comes new resolutions for protecting and improving the health of our bodies, families, communities, and the planet that we all call home. One healthy resolution to consider is to reduce or eliminate plastic from your life. But with plastic used for everything from making clothing to carrying food and drinks, this…

Dive into the Hive: Explore the World of High Desert Bees

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January 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Online, Free Discover Oregon's high desert bees in a captivating online presentation by Lincoln Best where he’ll explore their diversity, habitats and crucial ecological roles. Register here. --- We are pleased to announce Oregon Natural Desert Association’s 2024 High Desert Speaker Series! The Speaker Series fosters a deeper understanding of ecology,…

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The Remarkable Native Bees of Central Oregon

Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR, United States

Did you know Oregon has more than 700 species of native bees?!? We say “more than" because, in fact, no one actually knows how many native bees call the state home. Central Oregon is particularly well endowed with these amazing bees. Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Andony Melathopoulous to learn about the unique and…

A Journey Through the Owyhee Canyonlands

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February 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Online, Free Embark on a journey with ONDA board and staff through Oregon's awe-inspiring Owyhee Canyonlands. They’ll highlight this region’s natural landscapes, cultural significance, wildlife habitats and ONDA’s conservation efforts. Register here. --- We are pleased to announce Oregon Natural Desert Association’s 2024 High Desert Speaker Series! The Speaker Series fosters…

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