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Volunteer of the Year 2016

Volunteer of the Year 2016

Every year, one outstanding individual is honored with the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s Volunteer of the Year award. In April 2017, this special recognition was bestowed upon Bonnie Olin, indefatigable ambassador for the Owyhee Canyonlands.

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Events & Field Trips

Camp Creek Riparian Restoration

June 01, 2017

Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 June 1 (Thursday PM) to June 4 (Sunday AM) Part of a major two-year push to increase the "Climate Resiliency" of John Day tributaries: We will be working on this important bull trout stream in the forests of the upper John Day. A landmark collaborative with ranchers and the Forest Service, we will be planting riparian trees, and repairing Beaver Dam Analogues and riparian exclosure fences.


Badlands Wilderness Trail Work along Oregon Desert Trail

June 02, 2017

Difficulty Rating: 2 of 5 June 2 (Friday PM) to June 4 (Sunday PM) For the first year, ONDA has several opportunities for trail work along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) corridor. The BLM plans to build a new trail in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, not only expanding the trail network in this important desert landscape close to Bend, but replacing a short cross country section of the ODT with a cairn-marked route. We will gather lava rocks and build cairns to mark new sections of the Mazama Ash Trail, and also add cairns to the existing Sand Lilly Trail to aid in navigation.

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50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4,
Bend, OR 97702
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