The Perfect Gift
for Everyone on Your List

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A Completely Subjective, All-ONDA Gift Guide

Looking for a beautiful, non-perishable, one size fits all, no need to wrap, easy-to-mail gift that you can give to many, many people on your gift list? We’ve got you covered.

ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar makes a great gift …

For anyone you can’t spend too much on, but also want to give something priceless.

Here’s your chance to give someone more than 8 million acres of desert beauty, day in and day out, for just $15. ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar is a volunteer-driven, generously sponsored publication, so you can feel great knowing that 100% of sales proceeds go directly to supporting desert conservation.

For people who live in Oregon, and people who don’t.

Could there be a better introduction to the wonders of Oregon’s dry side for those who spend more time on the mossy side of the Cascade crest? Or for those Oregonians who are new here? It would also be a nice parting gift for someone who’s moved out of state, offering them a way to keep connected with the desert landscape they love. Have family on the east coast? People who don’t have these kinds of wide-open landscapes in their own backyards really appreciate these scenes.

For people tired out by 2020.

As a special bonus for the 2021 edition, each day will offer a reminder that it’s not 2020 anymore. There’s literally no better gift.

On a serious note, we do hope this calendar can offer a moment of serenity for the essential workers, nurses, teachers, parents, community advocates and others who have risen to the challenges of this year.

There’s really only one type of person the Wild Desert Calendar isn’t perfect for, and that’s someone who already has one.

But, don’t worry, we have a few options for those folks, too:


Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Steens Mountain: Oregon’s first desert wilderness

On October 30, 2000, Congress passed the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act, finishing the work that had taken ONDA and the other members of the Steens-Alvord Coalition decades  

Steens Mountain is a land of startling contrasts: dramatic u-shaped

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Far from Big Macs

Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S.



Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

“Protecting public land is part of my spiritual being. It’s central to my identity to be in wilderness and to see it protected.” Durlin is proud to protect public lands for future generations, saying, “The highlight of my childhood was our family’s weekend outdoor trips. I look forward to my grandchildren having similar experiences outside in their lifetimes, and it wouldn’t be possible without ONDA.”