Species Spotlight: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

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Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

“Protecting public land is part of my spiritual being. It’s central to my identity to be in wilderness and to see it protected.” Durlin is proud to protect public lands for future generations, saying, “The highlight of my childhood was our family’s weekend outdoor trips. I look forward to my grandchildren having similar experiences outside in their lifetimes, and it wouldn’t be possible without ONDA.”

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Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

“I connect with Oregon’s high desert through my feet, my eyes, my sense of smell, and all the things I hear. Getting out there is a whole body experience.” Supporting ONDA, Helen says, not only connects her with wild landscapes, but is also a good investment. “I felt like if I gave them $20, they might squeeze $23 out of it.”

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Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse

Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse

Species Spotlight: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

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See Desert Wildlife in Spring

Author: Scott R. Bowler  |  Published: April 5, 2022  | Category: How-To What’s to be seen during the vernal hinge of the year? Spring, of course, means snow melts, lake […]

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