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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
Heidi Hagemeier
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Ben Gordon
Stewardship Director/John Day Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Gena Goodman-Campbell
Central Oregon Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Corie Harlan
Owyhee Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Jeremy Austin
Hart-Sheldon Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638

Press Releases

Oct 13, 2015
First Friday unveiling of ONDA’s 2016 Wild Desert Calendar
ONDA debuts its iconic Wild Desert Calendar for 2016 at Deschutes Brewery Public House on Friday, Nov. 6.
Aug 26, 2015
The Oregon Natural Desert Association is hosting the Bend stop of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour on Oct. 2, with a matinee and an evening showing at the Tower Theatre. The tour highlights the best of outdoor adventure and conservation films of the year. Tickets are on sale now.
Jun 03, 2015
Party marks conclusion to Oregon Desert Trail Matching Challenge
The Oregon Natural Desert Association and REI Bend are teaming up to host an event that will offer Oregon Desert Trail skills and information, celebrate volunteers who helped create the trail and provide a grand finale to ONDA’s Oregon Desert Trail Matching Challenge.
May 07, 2015
Oregon's Senator Merkley introduces high desert wilderness bill to protect 58,000 acres
Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to designate Sutton Mountain Wilderness, a 58,000-acre proposal in the John Day River Basin. This bill has the strong support of Wheeler County and the City of Mitchell, which expect the new wilderness to be a win for economic development and conservation. The Oregon Natural Desert Association has long backed permanent protection for Sutton Mountain.

Press Clips

Oct 04, 2015
The Argus Observer
BLM Vale District Manager Don Gonzalez shares that firefighting, search and rescue operations and grazing can all continue in protected areas such as wilderness.
Sep 29, 2015
The Bend Bulletin
Monica Welch describes her appreciation for the beauty of the Owyhee Canyonlands while supporting the KEEN Live Monumental tour and urging people to sign the petition to protect the Owyhee.
Sep 25, 2015
The Bend Bulletin
A Bend resident shares the wonder of her first visit to the Owyhee Canyonlands and that she hopes it will soon be permanently protected.
Sep 20, 2015
The Argus Observer
A Malheur County resident says the idea that we must make a choice between having jobs or protecting the places we love is false. We can have both, and can even benefit the economy by protecting our public lands.
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50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4,
Bend, OR 97702
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