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Deschutes County considers wildlife inventory updates

Deschutes County is launching a pilot project, funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, to consider updates to three wildlife inventories relating to elk, mule deer, and bald/golden eagles. The inventories are produced by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

This first phase of the project represents the data-collection stage only — no changes to County zoning or other regulations have been proposed.

The Deschutes County Planning Division will conduct a virtual open house to gauge community interest regarding potential updates to its wildlife inventories on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. Information on how to participate in virtual open houses is available online at

To learn more about the project, and to take a survey, visit


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