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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
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

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.
Apr 03, 2015
Learn more about what makes the Owyhee Canyonlands special on Thursday, May 14, when the Oregon Natural Desert Association hosts its fourth installment of its inaugural High Desert Lecture Series. In this edition, ONDA Owyhee Coordinator Corie Harlan discusses one of the most spectacular and least-known places in Oregon: the Owyhee Canyonlands.
Mar 17, 2015
Bend plant expert Stu Garrett will share more about how the region’s geological past continues to echo in the plant life today in the third installment of ONDA's popular High Desert Lecture Series.

Press Clips

Apr 14, 2015
High Country News
Pronghorn antelope migrate across the entire Greater Hart-Sheldon Region, new research shows, including on land between two area wildlife refuges. To discover the condition of the land between, three hikers supported by ONDA will hike from Sheldon to Hart Mountain in June.
Apr 08, 2015
The fundamental question is not whether or not listing the bird does the species any good, says ONDA Conservation Director Dan Morse, but rather whether or not the sage-grouse has the necessary numbers, genetic variability and quality habitat for continued existence.
Mar 26, 2015
The Bend Bulletin
ONDA Conservation Director Dan Morse shares why permanent protection of large-scale habitat areas on public land will be critical to saving the Greater sage-grouse.
Mar 02, 2015
Men's Journal
Men's Journal magazine includes ONDA's Oregon Desert Trail in its 50 Best Hikes.
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Bend, OR 97702
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