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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Western Rattlesnake

Western Rattlesnake

Also known as the Great Basin Rattlesnake, these pit vipers have buff-tan coloring and small, oval blotches to blend into their arid surroundings. Small heat-sensing indentations on each side of the snake’s snout detects warm-blooded prey for better striking accuracy in the dark. Source: The Oregon Encyclopedia

Latin name: Crotalus oreganus lutosus

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Helen Harbin on Wildlife

Helen Harbin on Wildlife

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Badger

Badger

Badgers are generally nocturnal, but, in remote areas with no human encroachment, they are routinely observed foraging during the day. They prefer open areas with grasslands, which can include parklands, farms, and treeless areas with crumbly soil and a supply of rodent prey.

Badgers are born blind, furred, and helpless. Their eyes open at four to six weeks.

Latin name: Taxidea taxus

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.

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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

Newsletter

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


Annual Reports

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

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.

Maps

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. 

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.