Membership Benefits

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

 

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What defines Oregon’s high desert?

What defines Oregon’s high desert?

Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Blue Mountains to the north, Oregon’s high desert covers approximately 24,000 square miles. Annual rainfall in the high desert varies from 5 to 14 inches. The average elevation is 4,000 feet; at 9,733 feet, the summit of Steens Mountain is the highest point in Oregon’s high desert. The terrain of the high desert was mostly formed by a series of lava flows that occurred between 30 and 10 million years ago.

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia; Wikipedia  

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Young Horny Toad Lizard

Young Horny Toad Lizard

In the summer these lizards begin foraging for food as soon as their body temperature rises as the heat of the day increases. They feed on slow-moving, ground-dwelling insects. In the fall they hibernate by burying themselves in the sand.

Latin name: Phrysonoma platyrhinos

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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Benefits

  • 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 lindsay@onda.org 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 Allison@onda.org.