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An Oregon Desert Trail adventure in the Owyhee

An Oregon Desert Trail adventure in the Owyhee

ONDA Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick shared her preparation tactics for an exploratory packraft alternate on the Oregon Desert Trail in the Owyhee Canyonlands recently. Here she takes us along her 175-mile hike and packraft journey to investigate a “water alternate” to the ODT hiking route.

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Events & Field Trips

Clarno Nursery Fall Willow Harvest

September 28, 2016

Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 September 28 (Wednesday AM/PM) Join ONDA for a laid back work trip in the beautiful John Day River country. This trip will be held at the Clarno Nursery where ONDA staff and volunteers will harvest and prep a variety of native plants that will be used in future ONDA restoration trips. A great single day outing that is critical to the success of many other restoration trips! Click HERE for pictures from last year's willow harvest trip. Click HERE for more information and to register.


Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Fence Project

September 29, 2016

Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5 September 29 (Thursday PM) to October 2 (Sunday AM) Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is a unique area that protects thousands of acres of globally critical habitat particularly for birds. This year we will be working with refuge staff to remove old fence near the historic P Ranch under the backdrop of Steens Mountain. Join us as we camp, hike, restore and explore this incredible wildlife refuge.

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