Membership Benefits

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



The Last Darkness

The Last Darkness


Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape

Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape


Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Steens Mountain: 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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  • 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.

A: ONDA will happily send you a digital copy of our Desert Ramblings newsletter instead. Email to share your preference. Also, consider becoming a monthly donor—you’ll sustain desert conservation initiatives year-round and you’ll no longer receive renewal notices in the mail!

A: Yes, please see our Give page for details or contact ONDA Development Director Allison Crotty at