Author: Karly Foster | Published: April 6, 2023 | Category: Look Back
A week in the nation’s capitol spent advocating for public lands and conservation in Oregon’s high desert, told by ONDA Campaign Manager Karly Foster:
My week in Washington, D.C., last month began with a statement to the news media:
“President Biden has called for protecting 30% of our public lands and waters by 2030, and in Oregon there are imminent opportunities to help reach this goal,” said Karly Foster, Campaign Manager with Oregon Natural Desert Association. “This week I’m asking leaders to support protecting Oregon’s high desert public lands and rivers, including the Owyhee Canyonlands and wildlife corridors in the Greater Hart-Sheldon.”
In early March, I traveled to Washington D.C., to advocate for public lands, waters and wildlife in Oregon’s high desert. Hosted by Conservation Lands Foundation, I was part of a contingent of representatives from the Friends Grassroots Network, a group comprised of partner organizations from across seven western states who advocate for public lands conservation.
It was a wild, busy, productive week. I met with representatives and administrative offices, attended trainings to discuss national conservation priorities and shared the important issues affecting Oregon’s high desert.