Stories and News from ONDA

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Tribal Stewards Program
Provides Career Mentorship

On July 1, a crew of six young adults from the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, the Siletz Tribe and the Navajo Tribe began tackling a trail maintenance project on the Black Canyon Trail on the Ochoco National Forest. As August comes to a close, this crew will be planting cottonwood and willows...

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Only You Can Prevent
Sagebrush Fires

You might think of forests when you think “wildfire,” but, as OPB reported in May, nearly 75 percent of all acres burned in the west over the past two decades were on rangelands — not forest. As someone who lives in or visits sagebrush country, you have an important responsibility to help prevent human-caused...

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See the World from
a Butterfly’s Point of View

I wonder if butterflies might get annoyed by all the poetic language they attract. They’re “tiny rainbows,” “flying flowers,” or “ephemeral angels.” We use them as metaphors for transformation and as symbols of beauty, joy, and immortality. But what are they really? My fear is that all the chatter about beautiful butterflies reflecting the...

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