Membership Benefits

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



Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Tim Neville, journalist

Tim Neville, journalist

“Oregon’s Owyhee reminds me a lot of Southern Utah’s red rock country… only dipped in fudge.”




Bitteroot blooms on north-facing cliffs in western North America.

The Paiute name for bitteroot is kangedya. Traditional Native American uses of the plant included eating the roots, mixed with berries and meat, and using the roots to treat sore throats.



  • 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