10 Ways to Immerse
Yourself in the Desert

John Waller   Website

Author: Corinne Handelman |  Published: November 17, 2021  |  Category: Look Back

Choose your desert immersion adventure

It’s officially “shoulder season.” Autumn is past its prime; winter hasn’t fully arrived. We’ve pulled together 10 resources that will allow you to immerse yourself in the desert in this transition between seasons. Choose from the options below to start your desert adventure, and bookmark this list for rainy days to come.

Learn about high desert conservation with ONDA staff
  • High Desert Wonders: Visit each region ONDA works in, featuring stunning imagery, tips to plan your next visit, and ways to advocate for these special landscapes.
  • How to Build a Beaver Dam: This lively presentation will take you behind the scenes of ONDA’s riparian habitat restoration efforts and you’ll learn more about how, and why, we accomplish this work.
  • Boots, Bikes & Boats: Looking for a sense of solitude and a bit of adventure? Get inspired for your next trip to eastern Oregon and learn about conservation opportunities.
Watch compelling presentations from expert guest speakers
  • The Hope of Wild Places features an illuminating dialogue between Warm Springs Paiute spiritual leader and oral historian Wilson Wewa and photographer and filmmaker Jason Houston.
  • In The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers, hear from Dr. Elizabeth Safran about how the geological history of eastern Oregon has influenced beloved desert waterways like the Owyhee River.
  • Guidebook author Bill Sullivan presents New Hikes in Eastern Oregon, a tour of trails that travel through colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a stunning wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day and more.
Dive into interactive maps about our desert conservation efforts
Purchase a Wild Desert Calendar
  • Great to gift to yourself — or anyone on your giving list! ONDA’s 2022 Wild Desert Calendar is sure to inspire you with sweeping images of Oregon’s high desert landscapes, evocative prose and intimate wildlife portraits each month. Purchasing a calendar, or three, is another way to support desert conservation year-round.

voices

John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

Restoration is hard slow work. It takes hold, or it doesn’t, in fits and starts. The immensity of the need can be discouraging, but we must carry on. I am so thankful ONDA carries on.

watch

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

fact

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.

Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010