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Of lava, Yellowstone and the Owyhee Canyonlands

Of lava, Yellowstone and the Owyhee Canyonlands

Volcanism has been central to the geology of the Owyhee Canyonlands, says Oregon State University- Cascades Instructor Daniele McKay. Volcanic activity ranges from millions of years ago, when this region was dominated by the hotspot that now fuels volcanic activity at Yellowstone, to just thousands of years ago when Jordan Craters erupted.

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Events & Field Trips

Steens Mountain Wilderness Wildfire and Road Rehab

April 02, 2015

Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 The iconic Steens Mountain Wilderness is a 'hard working wilderness' providing opportunities for recreation, hunting and fishing, cattle grazing, and refuge for wildlife. Now, this majestic landscape is in need of some help and ONDA volunteers are best suited to provide assistance. This trip will be focused on rehabilitating an overzealous road improvement project as well as replanting native vegetation in a riparian area after a large wildfire on the less visited eastern flank of the mountain. Click HERE for more information and to start the registration process.

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High Desert Lecture Series: Botany and Geology in the High Desert

April 07, 2015

In the third installment of ONDA's new High Desert Lecture Series, Stu Garrett, co-founder of the Native Plant Society of Oregon’s local chapter, will be speaking on the geology and botany in the high desert, just in time for spring hiking season.

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