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!
Join ONDA in calling on our leaders in Congress to work together to develop a balanced package that reflects the good work that local leaders have done to find solutions that work for everyone, including protecting Crooked River Ranch from the threat of wildfire and conserving the incredible recreational, natural and scenic values of the Whychus-Deschutes area, which provide such a huge benefit for our community.
With 2.5 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. Ask your senators today to help permanently protect this spectacular landscape!
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!
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley recently introduced the Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Preservation and Economic Enhancement Act of 2015 to protect 58,000 acres as wilderness. Help this bill move through Congress by asking Senator Merkley and Senator Ron Wyden to work together to pass this important bill.
The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region is one of the best large intact sagebrush-steppe ecosystems left in the West. It's also a wildlife mecca, home to pronghorn antelope, Greater sage-grouse, mule deer and hundreds of other species. Please encourage the Secretary of the Interior to preserve this special region and wildlife by implementing more consistent protections across agency boundaries.
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.