Publications

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.

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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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Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

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Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

“Protecting public land is part of my spiritual being. It’s central to my identity to be in wilderness and to see it protected.” Durlin is proud to protect public lands for future generations, saying, “The highlight of my childhood was our family’s weekend outdoor trips. I look forward to my grandchildren having similar experiences outside in their lifetimes, and it wouldn’t be possible without ONDA.”

Newsletter

Published three times per year and sent to all members, Desert Ramblings gives readers an inside look at ONDA’s programs. For issues published before 2016, please feel free to email onda@onda.org.

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.

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Annual Reports

Our annual reports share the program highlights from the year and our financial health. You can also review our Financials.

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

Downloadable Maps

We produce overview maps of the desert areas where ONDA works, such as Cathedral Rock, Horse Heaven, Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Steens Mountain, Owyhee Canyonlands, and Hart Mountain. Other maps show Wilderness Study Areas and citizen proposed Wilderness Areas in Central Oregon.

Places ONDA Works

Areas where ONDA works, such as Cathedral Rock, Horse Heaven, the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Steens Mountain, the Owyhee Canyonlands and Hart Mountain.

Potential Wilderness in Central Oregon

Wilderness Study Areas and citizen-proposed Wilderness Areas in Central Oregon, including Steelhead Falls, South Fork Crooked River, Hampton Butte and Gerry Mountain.

Spring Basin Wilderness

The Spring Basin Wilderness Area in the John Day River Basin.

Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven

Increased public access to the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven potential Wilderness areas.

Oregon Badlands Wilderness

Trails, trailheads, and landmarks in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area.

 

Sutton Mountain Proposed Wilderness Area

The Sutton Mountain Proposed Wilderness Area in the John Day River Basin.

Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA)

Steens Mountain Wilderness and greater CMPA.

Conservation Opportunities in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands

Wilderness Study Areas and citizen-proposed wilderness areas in the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Greater Hart-Sheldon Landscape

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Southeastern Oregon, and the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in Nevada.

Brochures

Our brochures highlight the unique regions with Oregon’s vast southeast desert,  provide visitor information, and describe conservation opportunities.

Topical Reports

ONDA occasionally publishes in-depth reports on conservation topics.