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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Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

“The people I have had the privilege to share time with each season keep me volunteering again and again. Who else but those ONDA staff leaders would make fresh coffee at dawn each morning or pack a watermelon all day to serve as a reward under a juniper in a steep canyon?” Craig, who grew up in northwestern Nevada, says ONDA connects him with places he loves and a mission he believes in. “My grandfather and his father put up wire fences for their ranching needs. Taking out barbed wire sort of completes a circle for me.”

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John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

John Cunningham, ONDA member and volunteer

Restoration is hard slow work. It takes hold, or it doesn’t, in fits and starts. The immensity of the need can be discouraging, but we must carry on. I am so thankful ONDA carries on.

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Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

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. For issues published before 2019, please feel free to email onda@onda.org.


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.

Chase Jablonski

Wild Desert Calendar

Each year, Oregon Natural Desert Association shares awe-inspiring photography from Oregon’s dry side in our Wild Desert Calendar. Each calendar features treasured Oregon public lands, from the Owyhee Canyonlands to the Deschutes River canyon, as well as intimate portraits of high desert wildlife and evocative prose.

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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.