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.
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.
Download this free resource for:
* Desert safety tips
* Detailed route information and
* A guide to water caching
* Section-by-section overview maps and
* Cultural history and natural history
* A public lands glossary and guide to
land designations along the ODT
* So much more.
Published twice annually and sent to all members, Desert Ramblings gives readers an inside look at ONDA’s programs.
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.
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.
Digital Interactive Story Maps
Restoring Oregon’s Desert Landscapes
Wild and Unprotected: Protect Oregon’s Critical Desert Waterways
Greater Hart-Sheldon: A Sagebrush Stronghold
Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands: One-of-a-Kind and a Million Years in the Making
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)