Stories and News from ONDA

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Where-to: Have the Most Incredible Picnic in the Owyhee

Author: Joanna Zhang  |  Published: June 24, 2021  |  Category: Where-to Take your outdoor dining experience to the next level with one of these scenic picnic spots in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Here are six places to have the best meal with a view in the Owyhee, complete with local restaurant recommendations. Whether you’re looking...

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Helping Fish, Addressing Fire and Drought

Author: Beth Macinko  |  Published: June 21, 2021  |  Categories: Look Back, Notes from the Field ONDA volunteers plant thousands of willow and repair fences in the Malheur watershed The native bull trout and redband trout in the Malheur River drainage, located south of Prairie City in the Malheur National Forest, can look forward...

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A Justice, Equity and Inclusion Update

Author: Ryan Houston  |  Published: June 18, 2021  |  Category: In the News, Looking Back, Looking Ahead Today, our country is observing Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time. Earlier this spring, we celebrated the confirmation of Secretary Deb Haaland as the first Native American to oversee Department of Interior public lands...

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America the Beautiful

Reaction to the Biden administration’s 30 by 30 report In May 2021, the Biden administration published “Conserving and Restoring  America the Beautiful,” a highly anticipated report on the president’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of our country’s terrestrial and marine environments by 2030. The “30 by 30” initiative seeks to respond to the biodiversity crisis...

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Streamside Story: Cody Hess

Author: Joanna Zhang  |  Published: June 3, 2021  |  Category: Profiles “While I was out there, I didn’t see a single person, didn’t hear an airplane or truck. There was just pronghorn, and solitude really. It was the best wilderness experience I’ve had.” During summer 2015, Cody Hess took two months off from his...

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How To:
Photograph Birds in the Desert

ONDA is collecting submissions for our 2022 Wild Desert Calendar through June 12, 2021. Leading up to this deadline, we’ll share tips from a few of the photographers who have generously shared their work for this publication.  Author: Tara Lemezis  |  Published Date: May 3, 2021  |  Category: How-To    The variety of bird...

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A Look Back at the
2021 High Desert Speaker Series

Author: Caelin Weiss  |  Published: April 28, 2021  |  Category: Look Back Each spring, ONDA presents the High Desert Speaker Series to share knowledge about intriguing aspects of high desert culture, science and recreation. It’s our hope that these events renew our collective appreciation of the lands, waterways, wildlife and people of the region...

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My Desert Adventure:
Bikepacking in the Owyhee

Author: Ben Groeneveld & Kevin Briggs  |  Published: April 16, 2021  |  Category: Where-To; Profile  “Where’s all your food?” the concerned sheriff asked, as he examined my packed bike near the North Fork. When you see a touring bike in the remote Owhyees, you will stop for a chat. A driver engaging a cyclist...

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Meet Three Healthcare Professionals
Dedicated to the Desert

Author: Caelin Weiss |  Published: April 14, 2021  |  Category: Profile As we are all more acutely aware than ever, healthcare professionals and other frontline and essential workers play an immeasurable role in the wellbeing of our communities. We spoke with three ONDA members who are healthcare providers about what inspires them to support...

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Meet Four of ONDA’s
Members in the Sciences

Author: Hana Sant |  Published: April 5, 2021  |  Category: Profile ONDA’s members come to us from a wide range of backgrounds, each with a unique path that has led them to an enduring love of Oregon’s desert. Here, we’re highlighting four members whose work in the sciences has proved to be a source...

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