Our Staff

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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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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.”

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

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The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region

The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region


Our Seasonal Staff and Interns

Seasonal  Staff 

Our field technicians and field interns help us with our Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring Project, which monitors the implementation of the BLM’s Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (ARMPA) and ecological health trends on federal lands in eastern Oregon to assess the degree to which public lands are meeting sage-grouse habitat objectives.

  • Anne White, Habitat Monitoring Technician
  • Leslie O’Neil, Habitat Monitoring Technician

ONDA’s tribal stewards program is a summer-long program which provides career mentorship and job experience in natural resource management for Native young adults.

  • Tiyana Casey, Tribal Stewards Program Crew Leader

Interns 

Our wildlands interns spend 10 weeks over 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 logistics, engaging retail partners for the Wild Desert Calendar, and representing ONDA at community events. Other students and young professionals join us for a variety of important projects.  

Our 2019 Crew
  • Amy Wilkins, Wildlands Intern
  • Tia Hatton, Wildlands Intern
  • Marie Goebel, Spring Development Intern
  • Olivia Somhegyi, Summer Development Intern
  • Angela Arrington, Fall Development Intern
  • Lucas Martin, GIS Intern
  • Maddy Munson, Law Clerk