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An Oregon Desert Trail adventure in the Owyhee

An Oregon Desert Trail adventure in the Owyhee

ONDA Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick shared her preparation tactics for an exploratory packraft alternate on the Oregon Desert Trail in the Owyhee Canyonlands recently. Here she takes us along her 175-mile hike and packraft journey to investigate a “water alternate” to the ODT hiking route.

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Events & Field Trips

Blacktop Butte Fence Pull at Pine Creek Conservation Area #2

September 22, 2016

Difficulty Rating: 4 out of 5 September 22 (Thursday PM) to September 25 (Sunday PM) "Help take part in taking apart" one of the last major cross fences within Pine Creek Conservation Area. This barbed wire fence-line is a major barrier to north-south travel of elk and deer within the Conservation Area. We will be trucked to a remote back-country campsite and day-hike further out to the work site each morning. Click HERE for additional trip details and registration links. Click HERE to see pictures from similar trips out to the Conservation Area.


Clarno Nursery Fall Willow Harvest

September 28, 2016

Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 September 28 (Wednesday AM/PM) Join ONDA for a laid back work trip in the beautiful John Day River country. This trip will be held at the Clarno Nursery where ONDA staff and volunteers will harvest and prep a variety of native plants that will be used in future ONDA restoration trips. A great single day outing that is critical to the success of many other restoration trips! Click HERE for pictures from last year's willow harvest trip. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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