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People are at the heart of what we do. That's why we host a variety of events that build our community. From educational events, to social gatherings, fundraisers, calendar exhibitions and restoration work trips, there's something for everyone.

Browse through the complete listing of current events here. Or, if you are specifically interested in our volunteer work trips, be sure to check out the annual calendar and details HERE. We add events frequently so sign up for our Sagenet email updates to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.

2014 Pine Creek Restoration Trip from Apr 24, 2014 05:00 PM to Apr 27, 2014 02:00 PM Pine Creek,
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 from Apr 25, 2014 07:00 PM to Apr 30, 2014 03:00 PM
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.
Owyhee Wild and Scenic River Float #2 from May 02, 2014 07:00 PM to May 07, 2014 03:00 PM
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 May 2nd (Friday AM) to May 7th (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.
2014 Rinehart Ranch Restoration and Inventory Trip from May 08, 2014 03:00 PM to May 11, 2014 10:00 AM Owyhee,
Work and play along the rim of the Owyhee River Canyon. We'll be spending the weekend camping under towering Lombardy Poplars on the historic Rinehart Ranch. For work, we will plant the riparian area along Rinehart Creek, a spring fed tributary to the Owyhee River. For play, we'll hike into a beautiful canyon down to the banks of the river while monitoring an adjacent Wilderness Study Area.
Geology Walk in Whychus-Deschutes May 10, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Crooked River Ranch,
Geology Hike in the Whychus-Deschutes Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5 May 10th (Saturday AM) to May 10th (Saturday PM) Spend a morning on Mother's Day Weekend learning a bit more about Mother Earth. Geologist Daniele Mckay will be on hand to point out some of the amazing geological features and stories visible from the dramatic "Scout Camp" trail in the Deschutes River Canyon.
Honeycombs Wilderness Study Area Weekend from May 15, 2014 08:00 PM to May 18, 2014 03:00 PM
Difficulty Rating: 5 out of 5 May 15th (Thursday PM) to May 18th (Sunday PM) Discover out of the way adventure in the Owyhee Canyonlands! Rugged and breath-taking, the canyons and geological formations in the Honeycombs WSA delight the eye and soul. Our hike through Painted Canyon will be a picturesque journey through old-growth sagebrush and a red rock maze. Additionally, we'll cover ground on the Oregon Desert Trail through the many intriguing washes in Leslie Gulch.
John Day Float and Spring Restoration from May 29, 2014 09:00 AM to Jun 01, 2014 02:00 PM John Day River,
John Day Float and Spring Restoration Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 May 29 (Thursday) to June 1 (Sunday) Another annual tradition for ONDA: Floating the John Day River, and having fun doing good along the way. This year we'll float from Twickenham to Clarno and spend two days along the way hiking up to a hillside spring to restore with native plantings and hand-sawing encroaching Juniper. The cost of this excursion is $275 per person. John Day River trips are operated by Ouzel Outfitters, an authorized BLM Special Recreation Permit holder.
Gerry Mountain and Cougar Wells Wilderness Monitoring Trip from May 29, 2014 04:00 PM to Jun 01, 2014 09:00 AM Central Oregon ,
A true "Wilderness Stewardship Trip". Come help us monitor and take care of two Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) close to home here in Central Oregon. We'll spend the weekend hiking, driving, biking, and exploring these two WSAs to ensure that they maintain their unique wilderness character.
Natural History Walk in the Badlands Jun 05, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Natural History Walk in the Badlands Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 June 5th (Thursday AM) The second in a new series of educational outings showcasing the high desert environs surrounding Bend: Spend a day with local expert Stu Garret learning about the natural landscapes in Bend's own high desert Oregon Badlands Wilderness. This is a great introduction to the natural history and conservation themes and the inhabitants (former and current) of eastern Oregon.
South Fork and Sand Hollow Wilderness Monitoring Trip from Jun 05, 2014 06:00 PM to Jun 08, 2014 09:00 AM Central Oregon,
Explore some of Central Oregon's wildest county all while helping take care of the landscape! This trip will focus on monitoring the use of two Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs). The work will include a mixture of hiking, driving, and biking within the area to document the current condition of the WSAs and to identify any future restoration work they may need.
Natural History Walk at Pine Mountain Jun 06, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Pine Mountain,
Natural History Walk at Pine Mountain Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 June 6th (Friday PM) The third in ONDA's new series of educational outings showcasing the high desert environs surrounding Bend. Pine Mountain just east of Bend, will allow local expert Tom Rodhouse to showcase views near and far for learning about everything from Pleistocene lakes to birds to distant galaxies (thanks to the astronomy observatory on top).
Logan Valley Spring Restoration Trip from Jun 12, 2014 05:00 PM to Jun 15, 2014 10:00 AM Malheur National Forest,
Another service trip partnering with the Malheur National Forest to the beautiful Logan Valley. This trip will focus on riparian restoration within the headwaters of the Malheur River. We will be rebuilding a fence to exclude grazing from an important spring and planting willows. The final day of the trip will be highlighted by a hike to the summit of Strawberry Peak in the nearby Stawberry Wilderness Area.
Little Pine Creek Juniper Clearing and Riparian Rescue from Jun 26, 2014 12:00 PM to Jun 29, 2014 12:00 PM Pine Creek Conservation Area,
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 June 26 (Thursday) to June 29 (Sunday) Little Pine Creek is one of the most important tributaries to Robinson and Pine Creek on the Pine Creek Conservation Area. This "adopted watershed" is the focus area for intense management to help rescue juniper encroached springs and aspen stands, release grand ponderosa forests and begin the process of restoring the healthy function of the creek itself.
Silvies Valley Aspen Planting Trip from Jun 27, 2014 01:00 PM to Jun 29, 2014 10:00 AM Silvies Valley Ranch,
This is ONDA's third year working to monitor the extensive restoration efforts on a 40,000 acre ranch encompassing the beautiful Silvies Valley. Volunteers will work together planting and fencing aspens, willows, and other riparian trees along a small mountain stream. This trip is a great opportunity to learn about restoration efforts within eastern Oregon.
Steens Backcountry Fence Repair Trip from Jul 08, 2014 03:00 PM to Jul 13, 2014 12:00 PM Steens,
The first of two Backpacking Work Trips on Steens Mountain in 2014. This trip will focus on repairing the "cow free" boundary fence on the edge of the Wilderness area and along the rim of the Donner and Blitzen River. We will backpack into the area near Bill Taber Cabin and spend several days mending wire and repairing rock jacks with the BLM.
Hart Mountain Fence Retrofit from Jul 24, 2014 05:00 PM to Jul 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Hart Mountain Fence Retrofit Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 July 24 (Thursday PM) July 27 (Sunday AM) After years of work helping to remove several hundred miles of obsolete barbed wire fence within Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, we are now shifting gears to help repair a fence: the boundary fence that keeps cattle out of this Pronghorn and sage grouse stronghold. Hard days' work will be rewarded with soaks in the hot springs and priceless views and memories.
Steens Route Monitoring and Restoration Trip from Aug 26, 2014 03:00 PM to Aug 31, 2014 10:00 AM Steens,
This work trip focuses on route monitoring within the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management Area. In addition to monitoring we will spend one day working to restore an illegal route built within the Steen's Wilderness. The majority of the trip will be spent hiking and driving other routes and areas to monitor for unauthorized vehicle routes, cattle trespass, etc.
2014 Sutton Mountain Wilderness Monitoring Trip from Sep 04, 2014 05:00 PM to Sep 07, 2014 02:00 PM Sutton Mountain,
Sutton Mountain Wilderness Monitoring Trip Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 September 4th (Thursday PM) to September 7th (Sunday AM) Spend a weekend becoming intimately familiar with one of central Oregon's most iconic plateaus. During this trip we will monitor as much of the Wilderness Study Area boundary as our legs will allow. We will hike within the WSA, and bike, and drive the boundary looking for such things as unauthorized vehicle routes and cattle trespass.
Steens Backcountry Fence Pull from Sep 09, 2014 05:00 PM to Sep 14, 2014 12:00 PM Steens,
Annual Steens Mountain Backcountry Fence Pull Trip Difficulty Rating: 4 out of 5 September 9th (Tuesday PM) to September 14th (Sunday AM) An ONDA classic that volunteers look forward to every year. Backpack out to the basecamp at "Cold Springs" and spend several days pulling out some of the last remaining miles of obsolete fence in the cow-free Steens.
Leslie Gulch Public Lands Weekend Day-Hikes from Sep 25, 2014 06:00 PM to Sep 28, 2014 03:00 PM Owyhee Canyonlands,
Have you ever wanted to walk into a natural amphitheater made of red stone and blue sky? A group hike through a drainage in the Leslie Gulch Wilderness Study Area to commemorate National Trails Day may just be your chance. We will spend the weekend exploring some of the most beautiful places in all of the Owyhee Canyonlands.
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