Membership Benefits

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Conserve high desert lands, waterways and wildlife by becoming an Oregon Natural Desert Association member.



Western Rattlesnake

Western Rattlesnake

Also known as the Great Basin Rattlesnake, these pit vipers have buff-tan coloring and small, oval blotches to blend into their arid surroundings. Small heat-sensing indentations on each side of the snake’s snout detects warm-blooded prey for better striking accuracy in the dark. Source: The Oregon Encyclopedia

Latin name: Crotalus oreganus lutosus


Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse

Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse


Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

“If I have to pick a favorite place in Oregon’s high desert, it would be Sutton Mountain, but I’m excited about all of the Wilderness Study Areas,” says Terry, adding, “Each is a gem to explore, and I hope they all get protection someday… I love the scale of the physical beauty of the desert.”


  • A complimentary Wild Desert Calendar in the mail each November.
  • Desert Ramblings – our bi-annual newsletter featuring deep dives on current conservation issues, suggested high desert adventures, natural history and more.
  • Timely email updates with special event invitations, opportunities to take action, and first crack at ONDA’s popular stewardship trips.
  • Your voice, amplified. Your membership gives ONDA more clout with elected officials—the more people ONDA represents, the more effective we are as an organization.
  • Being part of a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for desert conservation.
A gift of any size will start your membership.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Nope! A gift of any size will begin or renew your ONDA membership. Your membership will be current one year past your last gift date.

Consider becoming a monthly donor—you’ll sustain desert conservation initiatives year-round and you’ll no longer receive paper renewal notices in the mail! ONDA can also send you a digital copy of our Desert Ramblings newsletter if you prefer. Email to share your preference.

A: Yes, that would be amazing. Please see our Give page for details or contact ONDA Development Director Allison Crotty at