Protecting Oregon's Desert HeritageIn far eastern Oregon lies wild, rugged country carved by the Owyhee River and lined with steep canyons. These enigmatic canyonlands will captivate any visitor and challenge the outdoor enthusiast.
With over 1.9 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.
The Owyhee Canyonlands are home to the world's largest herd of California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, Rock Mountain elk, mule deer, 7 species of bats, sage-grouse and songbirds, redband trout, longnose snakes, and pygmy rabbits. Innumerable archaeological and historical sites are hidden in its canyons.
ONDA is working with other conservation groups and local residents to identify opportunities for permanent protection for this remote and wild area. Support our work to permanently protect the Owyhee Canyonlands- take action today!