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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Karina joined the ONDA team in 2021. As development coordinator, she maintains community engagement and fosters a connection to Oregon’s…Read More
Joanna joined ONDA in 2020 as the Conservation Fellow. In her role, she engages with ONDA’s members and supporters to advocate for the…Read More
Anne first joined ONDA in 2016 as an intern in the first year of our Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring Program and fell in love the high…Read More
Beth Macinko came on board as stewardship coordinator just in time for the 2020 field season. She’s responsible for leading…Read More
As program director, Mark Salvo is responsible for supporting Oregon Natural Desert Association’s dedicated conservation staff and…Read More
Membership and Engagement Coordinator
Hana joined ONDA in 2019 as our membership and engagement coordinator. Her role is to cultivate further support for ONDA by connecting our…Read More
Ryan stepped into ONDA’s executive director role in 2018, with 20 years of experience in the conservation sector under his belt. While…Read More
Craig leads ONDA’s mapping, spatial analysis and field inventory work and plays an advisory role in ONDA’s conservation campaigns. While…Read More
Lace joined ONDA in 2017. She puts ONDA’s communications to work connecting people with the public lands found in Oregon’s high desert.…Read More
Corinne joined ONDA in 2016 and works out of our Portland office. Her role is to energize our current members in the Portland metro area and…Read More
Renee joined ONDA in 2015 to further develop the Oregon Desert Trail. She is responsible for establishing the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail,…Read More
Riparian Restoration Coordinator
Jefferson joined ONDA in 2008 as our wilderness stewardship coordinator, and he handles all of our riparian restoration activities.…Read More
Jeremy joined ONDA in 2012 to survey for invasive plant species and conduct aspen inventories at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.…Read More
Program Director, Stewardship
As ONDA’s Stewardship Director, Gena engages ONDA’s community in hands-on restoration projects that improve desert habitat in…Read More
Mac became ONDA’s staff attorney in 2001, after serving as student law clerk starting in 1999. Mac’s cases focus on wilderness,…Read More
Bark joined ONDA in 2006, and, as general manager, he is responsible for our financials, bookkeeping, contracts, and general operations.…Read More
Our Seasonal Staff and Interns
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.
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. Other students and young professionals join us for a variety of important projects.
Isaiah Breckbill, Field Monitoring Intern
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.
The 2021 Tribal Stewards are:
Cam Eagle Staff