2022 Stewardship Trip Registration

Kevin Clark

Registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in an ONDA trip. We will respond to your complete submission within 2 weeks with an e-mail letting you know if you have been registered for the trip or have a spot on the waitlist. Additional details about the group stewardship trip will be emailed to you a few weeks before the event. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

In 2022 ONDA will have multiple registration periods for seasonal trips; please be prepared to fill out the full registration form each time. Because conditions can change rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that could affect your emergency contact and medical information, our trip leaders need to have current information on file during the year in order to respond appropriately should any safety concerns arise.
Project Deposits

It takes a great deal of effort to plan each of our projects, and we have lofty objectives tied to the projects we design. To ensure that we have full trips, we are asking volunteers to make a $25 deposit for group trips and $10 deposit for independent stewards projects to show their commitment to attending each trip they sign up for.

Please remember that project deposits are refundable. Once you complete your volunteer project with ONDA, you will have the option to request a refund or donate your deposit.

Cancellations

If you cancel less than one month before the project start date, your deposit will be considered a donation to ONDA’s Stewardship Program and will be used to offset the hardship of backfilling your space. Thank you for your understanding.

Confidentiality

We ask for this information so that our trip staff will know in advance, of any special medical conditions you may have. These questions are NOT used to screen trip participants; however, the leader may contact you to discuss whether the trip(s) you have registered for will be safe and enjoyable for you. This form is confidential, seen only by ONDA trip leaders.

COVID Vaccination Requirements

In order to safeguard the health of our employees and volunteers, their families, and the communities in which we live and work, ONDA requires full COVID-19 vaccination, including receipt of a COVID-19 booster shot, as a condition of participating in our group stewardship trips in 2022. This decision is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health authorities, as applicable. All ONDA staff are fully vaccinated and boosted. Unvaccinated individuals may participate in ONDA’s stewardship work through any of our Independent Stewards volunteer projects where they will not be required to be in close proximity to ONDA staff or other volunteers. See the FAQ for full the full vaccination policy.

 

2021 Independent Stewardship Registration Form

Allow about 15 minutes to complete all the information; the form can be saved and returned to.


You will need to complete all four sections: 1) your information, 2) project selection, 3) COVID-specific protocols, 4) participation waiver.

In 2022 ONDA will have multiple registration periods for seasonal trips; please be prepared to fill out the full registration form each time. Because conditions can change rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that could affect your emergency contact and medical information, our trip leaders need to have current information on file during the year in order to respond appropriately should any safety concerns arise.
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Please ensure the email address entered here is unique to you. If you enter the same e mail address as another ONDA contact (likely a spouse or family member) it will cause a significant delay in processing your form.
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Have you ever been charged with any criminal offense? (required)
Do you have a suspended license, have you had a DUI/DWI within the past 7 years, or three moving violations within the last 3 years? (required)
Emergency Contact Information
Medical Information
Please describe your reactions (severity and symptoms) to each, and if you carry an anaphylaxis kit.
Physical limitations, medical conditions or restrictions:
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Project Selection
Please indicate the group stewardship trips or independent stewards projects (ISP) you are interested in joining. Your $25 per trip or $10 per ISP project deposit will be calculated automatically.
Central Oregon Region
John Day Region
Hart Sheldon Region
Steens Mountain Region
Owyhee Region
Throughout the Desert
Other Independent Stewardship Opportunities:
If you are interested in hearing about future ISP projects as they come up, please select one of the following options. If you are not interested in other ISP projects please continue to Section 3.
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Payment Information
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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

PURPOSE: COVID-19 vaccinations significantly reduce risk of transmission, especially when combined with other precautions such as physical distancing, masking, and keeping activities outdoors.


In order to safeguard the health of our employees and volunteers, their families, and the communities in which we live and work, ONDA requires full COVID-19 vaccination, including receipt of a COVID-19 booster shot, as a condition of participating in our group stewardship trips in 2022. This decision is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health authorities, as applicable. All ONDA staff are fully vaccinated and boosted.


Full Vaccination Including Booster Required: Effective January 1, 2022, all volunteers participating in group stewardship trips will be required to show proof of having received a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine including a booster shot. Volunteers will be asked to provide the date of their COVID-19 booster when registering for group trips and to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the work site. Volunteers who are not able to show proof of vaccine will not be permitted to participate in the trip.


No Exceptions: Due to the nature of our group trips and our responsibility to mitigate health and safety risks for employees and volunteers, ONDA will not make exceptions to this policy. ONDA will not accept COVID-19 test results in place of full vaccination.


Other Opportunities for Unvaccinated Individuals: Unvaccinated individuals may participate in ONDA’s stewardship work through any of our Independent Stewards volunteer projects where they will not be required to be in close proximity to ONDA staff or other volunteers. We will work with individuals who are unvaccinated or do not wish to share their vaccination status to match them with an Independent Stewards volunteer opportunity that fits their interests, skills and abilities.

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Please read carefully before completing - This is a release of liability and a release of certain legal rights
In consideration for my being permitted by the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) to participate in the various activities that take place in the backcountry and wilderness regions of Oregon, I agree to the following waiver and release: I acknowledge that backcountry and wilderness travel, activities and work projects have inherent risks, hazards and dangers that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. I understand that these risks, hazards and dangers include without limitation:
  1. Risks arising from any activities in areas where no outside services are available or provided; where rescue and advanced medical care and services are limited and will be slow, if available at all; where trail or road conditions vary, are not maintained or controlled and are unpredictable and changeable; where hazards may not be obvious or visible; where weather is changeable and unpredictable;
  2. Risks involved in decision making and route finding in a wilderness environment; and
  3. Such other risks, hazards and dangers that are integral to wilderness travel and any and all outdoor sports and activities that take place in a wilderness environment such as hiking, climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, working, trail construction and repair.
I have read and understand the information provided by ONDA regarding the activities, work projects, and travel to and from the areas for such activities and projects and also acknowledge that ONDA staff has been available to more fully explain to me the risks, hazards and dangers of the subject activities and projects. I understand that participation in the travel, activities, and projects in a wilderness environment may require good physical conditioning and a degree of skill and knowledge different from other activities. I understand that I have responsibilities as a backcountry user. I am voluntarily participating in the activities and projects of ONDA with full knowledge of the inherent risks, hazards and dangers involved and hereby assume and accept any and all risks of injury, paralysis or death.
Lastly, for myself, my heirs, successors and executors, I hereby knowingly and intentionally waive and release, indemnify and hold harmless ONDA, its directors, officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and Negligence of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my participation in the activities and projects of the ONDA, the use of its information services and traveling in a wilderness environment from Negligence of ONDA, its directors, officers, agents or employees, or from some other cause. I further agree not to sue ONDA as a result of any injury, paralysis or death that may occur while participating in its activities or projects.
Photo release: ONDA frequently uses photos of, and by, volunteers in ONDA’s newsletter, web and print publications. I allow ONDA to use any photos I appear in or have provided to ONDA.
I have carefully read, clearly understand and voluntarily sign this statement of understanding and assumption of risk.