Greenprint Projects

Greenprint for Deschutes County


Cattle grazing in a field with forest in the background.
Oregon Cattle ranch along the Coquille River in Oregon. © Rick McEwan

The Greenprint for Deschutes County was led primarily by the TPL office in Bend, Oregon. It serves to highlight the areas that contribute most to the conservation goals weighted most heavily by residents and stakeholder groups.

Year Published:  2010

State:  Oregon

Landscape Context:  Inland

Housing Density:  Suburban, Rural

Funding Type:  Both (Public and Private)

Habitat Focus:  Forest, Shrubland

Organizations Involved:

The Trust for Public Land, Deschutes Land Trust, Bend Park and Recreation District


Water Supply, Water Quality, Open Space/Habitat, Recreation, Viewshed, Working Land, Historic/Cultural Sites

Stakeholder Involvement:

Stakeholders were consulted throughout the process. TPL conducted in person interviews, online and telephone surveys, and consulted with a Stakeholder Committee (that included 40 local organizations) throughout the process.

Planning Process:

The Stakeholder Committee compiled community input into eight conservation goals, and assigned weights to each of these goals based on input from the Stakeholder Committee. A Technical Advisory Team made up of local experts then produced maps for each of these goals, as well as a composite map. The Stakeholder Committee reviewed and approved a final composite map and developed draft action steps.

Desired Outcomes:

Protect water quality, protect and restore habitat and forestland, preserve working land, improve trails and access to recreational opportunities, protect viewsheds, protect historic and cultural resources.

What It Accomplished:

In relation to this Greenprint, $550,000 was received for protect project, $1,250,000 was secured, and $400,000 is pending for both for protection projects identified in the plan, followed by a $27M parks bond measure.