Tim Neville

ONDA provides interested community members with inspiration to get out and enjoy the desert, and the information and tools necessary to understand what is happening to their public lands.


Volunteer Accomplishment in Hart-Sheldon

Volunteer Accomplishment in Hart-Sheldon


Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

“ONDA stewardship trips inspire me. I get to learn new things and see new places, and in the process perform important work that improves the wildlife habitat.”


Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Oregon Desert Trail Guidebook

ONDA’s Oregon Desert Trail Guidebook provides a comprehensive introduction the complete 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail route and important “know before you go” information that is helpful in preparing for a trip of any length from day hike to thru-hike.

Oregon Desert Trail Guidebook cover

Download this free resource for:

* Desert safety tips
* Detailed route information and
driving directions
* A guide to water caching
* Section-by-section overview maps and
elevation profiles
* Cultural history and natural history
* A public lands glossary and guide to
land designations along the ODT
* So much more.

Download the ODT Guidebook

Year in Review

Our Year in Review publications offer an annual reflection on ONDA’s work, accomplishments and key milestones.

Download 2023 Coloring Book


Published twice annually and sent to all members, Desert Ramblings gives readers an inside look at ONDA’s programs.

Wild Desert Calendar

ONDA’s calendar has become a highly-anticipated favorite among our members and the community at large. Produced as a volunteer-led effort, the Wild Desert Calendar showcases the beauty of the high desert through stunning photographs.


ONDA’s conservation work spans millions of acres in eastern Oregon. These maps will fill you in on where our priority regions, including Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Steens Mountain, Owyhee Canyonlands, and Hart Mountain, fit into Oregon’s sagebrush steppe landscape. 

Renewable Energy Siting Guidance

ONDA is pleased to offer a series of reports on smart siting for renewable energy development in Oregon and the high desert.

Siting Renewable Energy in Oregon: Voluntary Guidelines Developed through Outreach and Engagement (2023)

Renewable Energy in Oregon: A Policymaker’s Guide to a Responsible Energy Future (2012)

Oregon’s High Desert and Wind Energy: Opportunities and Strategies for Responsible Energy Development (2009)