Did you know that nearly half of Oregon is high desert? At Oregon Natural Desert Association, we strive to connect people to this incredible region. Come explore eastern Oregon with us.
Find out how ONDA ensures that the American public lands in Oregon’s high desert remain in public hands and are thoughtfully utilized.
Our stewardship program involves thousands of Oregonians in on-the-ground work that improves the high desert for both people and wildlife.
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Karen Garber, volunteer since 2017
So glad we got to do a stewardship trip with ONDA this summer, and now I’m more inspired than ever to start hiking the Oregon Desert Trail in bits and pieces.
Tim Neville, journalist
“Oregon’s Owyhee reminds me a lot of Southern Utah’s red rock country… only dipped in fudge.”
Bitteroot blooms on north-facing cliffs in western North America.
The Paiute name for bitteroot is kangedya. Traditional Native American uses of the plant included eating the roots, mixed with berries and meat, and using the roots to treat sore throats.
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