Take Part in a Conservation Convo

Robert Tilley

Want to make sure you’re using your voice effectively for the desert you love? Join us at our next Conservation Convo event.


Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls

Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls


Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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What defines Oregon’s high desert?

What defines Oregon’s high desert?

Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Blue Mountains to the north, Oregon’s high desert covers approximately 24,000 square miles. Annual rainfall in the high desert varies from 5 to 14 inches. The average elevation is 4,000 feet; at 9,733 feet, the summit of Steens Mountain is the highest point in Oregon’s high desert. The terrain of the high desert was mostly formed by a series of lava flows that occurred between 30 and 10 million years ago.

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia; Wikipedia  

Conservation Convo

October 12, 2022 | 5 to 7 pm | ONDA headquarters, 50 SW Bond Street, Bend, OR

At this Conservation Convo, staff will offer brief presentations between 5:50pm and 6:00pm on our key campaigns and initiatives, and you will have opportunities to dive into the details and take action throughout the evening.

Complimentary cold beverages, including beer donated by Deschutes Brewery, and light snacks will be served to keep you fueled for conservation.

No RSVP needed for this in-person event. Join us on October 12, and feel free to bring a friend.

For a reminder to attend, subscribe to ONDA’s e-newsletter.