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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Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

You folks at ONDA really have your stuff together. Such a well-planned opportunity to comment, since figuring out how to connect with the gummint is off-putting. You make it work for me.

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Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail

The Oregon Swallowtail butterfly is the official state insect of Oregon and a true native of the Pacific Northwest. The Swallowtail can be seen in the lower sagebrush canyons of the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River drainage area.  Source: State Symbols USA

Latin name: Papilio oregonius

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

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. 

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 (forthcoming)

 

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.