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Bats of the high desert

Bats of the high desert

At least 14 species of bats live east of the Cascades, and they are an important part of the ecosystem of the high desert. Dr. Tom Rodhouse of the National Park Service shares about the pressures bats face.

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Events & Field Trips

2014 Pine Creek Restoration Trip

April 24, 2014

Pine Creek Restoration Trip Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5 April 24th (Thursday PM) to April 27th (Sunday AM) Following up on all of the great planting work that will have occurred the previous week during ONDA's Annual Meeting, this trip is geared toward protecting the new plantings from deer and elk browse. We will be positioning down juniper trees to safeguard the new plantings from being browsed on until they are big enough to withstand it. We will camp in Robinson Canyon and have several opportunities to explore the vast Pine Creek Conservation Area.


Owyhee Wild and Scenic River Float #1

April 25, 2014

Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 April 25th (Friday PM) to April 30th (Wednesday PM) A fully-outfitted trip down one of the most remote rivers in the lower 48! At the heart of ONDA’s Owyhee Canyonlands campaign is the Grand Canyon of Oregon---the Owyhee Wild and Scenic River. Join us for five days and four nights amidst the painted rock, cathedral spires and emerald green waters of Oregon’s best kept secret! The cost of this excursion is $1000 per person. Owyhee River trips are operated by Ouzel Outfitters, an authorized BLM Special Recreation Permit holder.

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