Did you know that nearly half of Oregon is high desert? At Oregon Natural Desert Association, we strive to connect people to this incredible region. Come explore eastern Oregon with us.
Find out how ONDA ensures that the American public lands in Oregon’s high desert remain in public hands and are thoughtfully utilized.
Our stewardship program involves thousands of Oregonians in on-the-ground work that improves the high desert for both people and wildlife.
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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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In 1987, a group of community members based in and around Bend, Oregon realized that the high desert lands and waters they loved had no one dedicated to their protection. […]
Oregon Natural Desert Association is a community of people dedicated to conserving the high desert. It might be the scent of sagebrush, or the desert sun’s warmth. It could be […]
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ONDA provides interested community members with inspiration to get out and enjoy the desert, and the information and tools necessary to understand what is happening to their public lands.
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As a staff, we are steadfast in our commitment to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert alongside our members and supporters. Together with the passion and commitment of a […]