Take Action for Your Rivers and Lands
Wild places add tremendous value to the quality of life in Oregon. Protecting our desert landscapes safeguards our cultural history, protects some of Oregon's most critical watersheds, and promotes the recovery of our state's iconic fish species. In our busy world, we need wide open landscapes for solitude, recreation and to soothe our souls.
Take action today to support the preservation of Oregon's natural wonders!
The Oregon Natural Desert Association urges citizens to support a strong plan that will protect the future of the Greater sage-grouse. We have analyzed the Bureau of Land Management's Oregon draft plan, which is now up for comment until Feb. 20. See our assessment and add your comments here!
With stunning basalt cliffs, rolling grasslands and hidden pine forests, the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven potential wilderness areas are emblematic of the wild John Day Basin. The Oregon Treasures Act of 2013, which includes protection of these places as well as the Chetco, Molalla, and Rogue Rivers, is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate. Thank your Senators for co-sponsoring the Oregon Treasures Act!
With nearly 2 million acres of wildlands and hundreds of miles of Wild & Scenic rivers, Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands represents the largest conservation opportunity remaining in the lower 48 states. Take action today to ask your Senators to help permanently protect this spectacular landscape!
Rising to 4694 feet, Sutton Mountain covers almost 10 square miles in the heart of the John Day Basin. Though the mountain dominates visually, it is just part of the potential wilderness in this the fascinating and expansive landscape. Get in touch with your representatives in Congress and ask them to help permanently protect the Sutton Mountain area!
On the flanks of Steens Mountain, a proposed industrial scale wind energy development threatens to permanently alter this gem in Oregon's High Desert. Please help us stop Steens Wind! Ask Governor John Kitzhaber to stand up for Steens Mountain and smart renewable energy development in Oregon.
Protected public lands are an integral part of our quality of life and our economy in Central Oregon, yet treasured places such as Steelhead Falls and Alder Springs still lack permanent protection. Join ONDA in urging local leaders to support permanent protection for Whychus-Deschutes!
The Lower John Day River is truly amazing! Its world class rapids, meandering bends and native fish runs draw more than 10,000 visitors annually.This stretch of river is buffered by the 54,300-acre Lower John Day Wilderness Proposal lands which are in need of permanent protection to ensure that future generations get to experience them as we do today.