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ONDA strives to provide citizens with the information and tools necessary to understand what is happening to their public lands.

Press Contacts

Brent Fenty
Executive Director
Phone: 541-330-2638
Cell: 541-678-1974
Dan Morse
Conservation Director
Phone: 541-330-2638
Mac Lacy
Senior Attorney
Phone: 503-525-8295
Ben Gordon
John Day Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Gena Goodman-Campbell
Central Oregon Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Heidi Hagemeier
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Nick Dobric
Greater Hart-Sheldon Program Manager
Phone: 541-330-2638

Press Releases

Feb 19, 2015
In the second installment of its new High Desert Lecture Series, the Oregon Natural Desert Association on Wednesday, March 11 will welcome Shane Von Schlemp, an adventurer who last summer completed the entire 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail.
Feb 07, 2015
More than 20 trips with the Oregon Natural Desert Association into Oregon’s high desert – from rafting expeditions to stewardship projects to hikes with experts – will open for registration on Friday, Feb. 13.
Jan 09, 2015
The Oregon Natural Desert Association will kick off its new High Desert Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 26 with "Monarchs and Milkweed: An Evening with Tom Landis." Landis is an expert on the monarch butterfly – an insect known for its bright-orange wings and its amazing migrations of up to 3,000 miles between Canada and Mexico.
Nov 07, 2014
The 58,000-acre proposal and land transfer considered a win for economic development and conservation in the John Day River Basin
Wheeler County and the City of Mitchell have unanimously backed wilderness for the Sutton Mountain area, a 58,000-acre proposal in the John Day River Basin. It's considered a win for economic development and conservation. The Oregon Natural Desert Association has long backed permanent protection for Sutton Mountain.

Press Clips

Nov 10, 2014
A proposal to designate the Sutton Mountain Wilderness, protecting roughly 58,000 acres of public land known for spectacular scenery and prime wildlife habitat, has received the endorsement of the Wheeler County Court and the City of Mitchell.
Nov 10, 2014
Leaders for the city of Mitchell and Wheeler County both unanimously back wilderness designation for 58,000-acre Sutton Mountain.
Oct 14, 2014
ONDA, Beers Made By Walking and three Bend breweries -- Deschutes Brewery, Worthy Brewing and Crux Fermenation Project -- team up to show how protected public land and great beer go together.
Sep 17, 2014
Bulletin outdoors writer Mark Morical, of Bend, Oregon, checks out a bike route that circumnavigates the proposed Sutton Mountain Wilderness in the John Day River Basin.
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Bend, OR 97702
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