Welcome to the largest intact, unprotected
stretch of the American West
Interested in visiting? Check out our Owyhee Canyonlands Visitors Guide. Also, visit the Campaign for the Owyhee Canyonlands website.In far eastern Oregon lies wild, rugged country carved by the Owyhee River and lined with steep canyons. These enigmatic canyonlands captivate any visitor and challenge the outdoor enthusiast.
At more than 2.1 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 as well as pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, seven 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!
Interested in learning more about the spectacular region? Read the New York Times article, brochure and visit the for more information and ways to get involved. While you're there, be sure to sign up for the email list.," that highlights the adventure in and value of this place. Then, take a look through our
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