Our Team

Sean Bagshaw   Website

As a staff, we are steadfast in our commitment to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert alongside our members and supporters. Together with the passion and commitment of a community of advocates thousands strong, the skills and experience of our staff make Oregon Natural Desert Association a respected leader in the public lands conversation at the state and federal levels.

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Our Staff

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Julie Weikel on Wilderness

Julie Weikel on Wilderness

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Scott Bowler, ONDA member from Portland

Scott Bowler, ONDA member from Portland

The desert speaks for itself, but very softly. I support ONDA to promote and enable discovery of the amazing beauty and recreational opportunities of the high desert by much broader groups of people; and most especially to protect forever the full and diverse landscape of the Owyhee Canyonlands, a place without parallel or equal in our country.”

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Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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Our Seasonal Staff and Interns

Interns

Our wildlands interns spend the summer in the field with ONDA staff and volunteers. Our development interns help ONDA to reach community members interested in getting involved in ONDA’s work by managing ONDA event and publications logistics and representing ONDA at community events. Our Hillis interns Other students and young professionals join us for a variety of important projects.  

Tribal Stewards

The Tribal Stewards Program, run with Northwest Youth Corps, offers paid positions to indigenous young adults who spend the summer in the field restoring streams, uplands and trails across Oregon’s desert lands while gaining practical restoration and research experience and exploring conservation career pathways.