Spring 2021 Update
Effective April 1, 2021, this preserve is open to the public. Please observe social distancing guidelines, follow all posted site usage/visitation guidance, and wear a mask whenever encountering other guests. This property is privately-owned and managed in order to protect the sensitive species that call it home. We appreciate your help in protecting the landscape and respecting all those who enjoy it.
What Makes Juniper Hills Special
Nestled between the Ochoco Mountains on the north and the Maury Mountains on the south, this remarkably diverse Central Oregon landscape is accented by ancient western juniper trees and features an exceptional array of John Day and Clarno "painted hills" formations.
Juniper Hills serves as a vital migratory corridor for elk, antelope and other wildlife, and hosts a wide variety of wildflowers and grasses.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
Juniper Hills was created from the former Alaska Pacific Ranch, east of Prineville near the town of Post, Oregon's "geographic center." The preserve includes nearly 10,000 acres in public lands grazing allotments. To shape conservation strategies for the entire site, the Conservancy is working with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
TNC staff and volunteer teams inventory native plants, remove overcrowded junipers and patches of invasive non-native plants, repair fences, and expand discussions with neighbors and partners about the future of this great place.