Goals for the New Year

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Michelle Frisella, member since 2017

Michelle Frisella, member since 2017

So proud of ONDA and its members and volunteers. Such hard work gets done. To use an overused word, this is patriotism!

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Stewardship Pronghorn Fence

Stewardship Pronghorn Fence

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Wind and Birds in Quaking Aspen

Wind and Birds in Quaking Aspen

Goal: Owyhee Canyonlands Conserved

Strategy: Capitalize on a critical moment in our landmark Owyhee Canyonlands campaign

Devin Dahlgren   Website

Goal: Sutton Mountain Wild Forever

Strategy: Pursue opportunities to protect Sutton Mountain in the John Day River Basin

Jim Davis   Website

Goal: Safe Migration Corridors

Strategy: Shine a light on the conservation potential of the Greater Hart-Sheldon region

Devlin Holloway

Goal: Wild Desert Waters

Strategy: Advocate for desert rivers that would benefit from Wild and Scenic River designation

Goal: Sagebrush Steppe Integrity

Strategy: Engage in two pivotal BLM planning processes covering eight million acres of land

Greg Burke

Goal: Healthy Watersheds

Strategy: Improve key watersheds through progressive riparian restoration techniques

Eleanor Burke

Goal: Thriving Wildlife

Strategy: Shape polices that help iconic desert wildlife by conserving and restoring their habitat

Devlin Holloway

Goal: A Strong Community

Strategy: Welcome more people into our community of desert advocates

Your support of ONDA allows us to pursue these goals and, as we reach them, to contribute significantly to the national goal of minimizing climate change impact by conserving at least 30% of the land within the U.S. by 2030.

Thank you for your enduring support!


Goals for the New Year

Each new year presents new opportunities to pursue our vision for Oregon’s high desert as a place where eight million acres of conserved public lands provide essential habitat for fish and wildlife, and wild places exist for all people to treasure and explore, now and always. Check out the photos below to see what...

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11 Inspiring Films

Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by E2 Solar. This year’s festival will be a virtual, streamed-in-HD celebration of the best conservation films of the year and we can’t wait to have you join us! This year’s lineup will take you on a journey throughout...

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Steppe It Up for
Greater Hart-Sheldon

How would you manage few million acres of public lands in Oregon’s desert? You will have a critical opportunity to answer that question when the Bureau of Land Management seeks input from the public on the Lakeview Resource Management Plan Amendment. This process will lay the foundation for how more than 3 million acres...

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High Desert Academy

Welcome to our digital event community While we’re all following directives to stay close to home, ONDA is bringing the desert straight to you! Wherever you might be, you can follow along with our new High Desert Academy. This series will include stunning tours of high desert highlights, informative workshops that will teach you...

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Boots, Bikes, Boats
Willamette Valley Tour

Recreation meets conservation along the Oregon Desert Trail! Come to one of these talks in the Willamette Valley to get ideas for hiking, biking or boating your way through Oregon’s high desert landscapes.

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High Desert Speaker Series
Bigger and Better in 2020

Each year, ONDA’s High Desert Speaker Series highlights the wildlife, geology, culture, history, recreation and other unique and worthy-of-protection elements of Oregon’s high desert. In 2019, we were amazed by the enthusiasm expressed for the series. Most events sold out in less than a day! We value providing informative and inspiring programming to as...

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Your 2019 Resolutions

Do you set resolutions for yourself to celebrate the new year? In 2019, let ONDA help you bring a bit of Oregon’s high desert into your plans for the year. ________________________________________________________________________________ GET OUTSIDE Many of us resolve to spend more time outside. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful spot for mindful reflection or you’re looking...

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Bend

Will Nepali punk rocker Sareena Rai bag a first ascent? How does renowned climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk define success? Where is the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the U.S.? Find out on October 5 at the Tower Theatre in Bend as ONDA hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival....

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Learn to Strut

ONDA to teach sage-grouse mating dance to all members April 1, 2018 (BEND, Ore.)—What started as a rousing way to open up staff meetings soon spread to board meetings and stewardship trips, and now, in response to high demand from our members, Oregon Natural Desert Association is excited to announce that you, too, can learn the...

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High Desert Speaker Series

Curious about the High Desert? ONDA’s High Desert Speaker Series Presenters Have Stories and Knowledge To Share Do you know how many officially designated Wild and Scenic Rivers there are in eastern Oregon? Do you know the Ichiskhkiin word for salmon? Attending Oregon Natural Desert Association’s High Desert Speaker Series is a great way to build your high...

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