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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

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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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Far from Big Macs

Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S.

Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010

2. You can email.

We promise: your email will be counted. And, the more emails our elected official see urging action on the Owyhee, the better.

We’ve made it easy for you to voice your support for Owyhee Canyonlands protection. We bet you can personalize and send this email in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee. 

Email Senator Wyden

3. You can write a letter to the editor.

Letters calling for movement on this legislation are pouring in from across the state, from a local city council membersmall business ownerssportsmen and womencommunity leadersexplorers and conservationists.

Have you read about the Owyhee in your local paper yet? 

Check out our advice on writing a Letter to the Editor, which we just so happened to put next to links to every major paper in Oregon. Don’t live in Oregon? You’ll find select national papers there, too! Most word counts are 250 words max, so it could take you less time than you think to take a stand for protected public lands. 

If you’re willing to write a letter please let us know! Email corie@onda.org and I can provide you with a sample letter that you can use as a starting point and customize with your own story. 

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Whether you choose to tweet, email, or write a letter to the editor, thank you for adding your voice today to ensure a healthy, vibrant Owyhee tomorrow.

Add Your Voice

The Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act (S.2828) provides Malheur County with vital economic development opportunities that support local economies and communities while safeguarding the Owyhee Canyonlands and surrounding public lands for recreation and wildlife habitat for current and future generations. Right now, desert conservations can urge Oregon’s elected officials to ensure a healthier future for Oregon’s...

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A Major Milestone
for the Owyhee Canyonlands

An impressive and critically important swath of sagebrush steppe habitat in eastern Oregon poised to gain protection as Wilderness On November 7, 2019, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden introduced the Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act, a historic move to protect over 1.1 million acres of public lands in Malheur County centered around the...

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How to find a hot spring in the dark

ONDA’s Owyhee Canyonlands Coordinator Corie Harlan shares a lesson learned from a particularly epic trip into the Owyhee. Three hours into our drive to Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands, the AC quit working and I had a sinking feeling I’d forgotten my hiking boots – but there was no time to worry about any of that....

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Owyhee Beckoning

Julie Weikel grew up in ‘ION’ country, the area where Idaho, Oregon and Nevada’s borders meet. She worked for over four decades in the area as a large animal vet, building an intimate, deep knowledge of the Owyhee’s people, history, land, water and wildlife. She’s traveled extensively throughout the Owyhee Canyonlands and explored many...

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Oregon breweries call for protection of Owyhee Canyonlands

Over two dozen Oregon craft beer brewers from around the state have joined together to call for the permanent protection of the Owyhee Canyonlands. Ross Putnam, cofounder of Base Camp Brewing Company, shares why his brewery got involved and why it’s important to protect the Owyhee, now. In the fall of 2015, we packed...

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