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Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

You folks at ONDA really have your stuff together. Such a well-planned opportunity to comment, since figuring out how to connect with the gummint is off-putting. You make it work for me.

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Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

“It feels good to support ONDA on a monthly basis, because I know they never stop supporting our public lands. ONDA works to help make our lands a better place for the future, and I feel like I’m a part of that every month with my support.”

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Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape

Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape

A Leap Forward for the Owyhee

Sen. Wyden has introduced legislation that would protect an impressive and critically important swath of sagebrush steppe habitat in eastern Oregon

Say Thanks Now

Jim Davis   Website

Nominate a Wild and Scenic River

Senator Ron Wyden is calling for Oregonians to help him develop legislation to protect Oregon’s most special rivers. This is a great chance to voice your support for high desert rivers.

Nominate a Desert River Today

Greg Shine

Now Available:
2020 Wild Desert Calendar

Order your copy today to enjoy a year's worth of striking images, read inspiring prose and poetry, and tune into phases of the moon, meteor showers, wildflower blooms, migrating bird arrivals and other high desert phenomena.

Purchase now

Greg Burke

Celebrate Conservation and Community

Raise a glass to 2019 accomplishments at ONDA's High Desert Hootenanny in Bend on Friday, December 6

Join us!

Devin Dahlgren

Watch

Check out how your time and financial support added up for the desert this year.

Watch Now

John Waller

Welcome to Oregon's High Desert

With natural beauty, abundant solitude, ample recreational opportunities, significant cultural touchstones, and a wide array of plants and wildlife, Oregon’s high desert is truly world-class. Even more remarkable, much of Oregon’s desert is public land, owned by all Americans equally.

Come, explore the desert alongside Oregon Natural Desert Association and see for yourself how unique and wild this place is.

Discover Oregon’s Desert

Central Oregon Backcountry

Visit Central Oregon

Greg Burke   Website

Greater Hart-Sheldon Region

Explore Hart-Sheldon

Greg Burke   Website

John Day River Basin

Discover John Day

Steve Roelof   Website

Owyhee Canyonlands

Explore the Owyhee

Mark Darnell

Steens Mountain Region

Visit Steens

Jim Davis   Website

Oregon Desert Trail

Trek the Oregon Desert Trail

Sage Brown   Website

Caring for the Desert We Love

Oregon Natural Desert Association encourages people to get to know the desert and to take steps to conserve these public lands. Our community defends public lands from threats, partners with public and private land managers to preserve natural values, encourages the exploration of wild places, and restores lands and waters to give desert creatures places in which to thrive.    

Our Approach

We are an inclusive community committed to conservation.

The Voice of the Desert

With more than 10,000 members and supporters, ONDA is the only conservation organization dedicated exclusively to preserving Oregon’s high desert.

Our dream? We envision a high desert in Oregon where eight million acres of public lands are conserved to ensure that fish and wildlife thrive and wild places exist for all people to treasure and explore, now and always.

About Us

Jim Davis   Website

Katy McFadden

Gena Goodman-Campbell

Allison Crotty

Sage Brown   Website

Elisa Cheng

Sam Hartman

Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for an educational talk, a guided hike, or a casual social gathering? Want to plant trees or maintain trails? Check out ONDA’s event calendar! Our events and stewardship trips offer something for everyone.

We add new events frequently, so sign up for our email updates to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. 

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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Teddy Roosevelt