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May 2019

Spring Basin Trail Inventory

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Spring Basin Fossil, OR 97830 United States + Google Map

Build an inventory of hikable trails and routes in the Spring Basin Wilderness.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers Stamp Release Celebration

May 21 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 12:00 pm
Tumalo State Park, 64170 O. B. Riley Road
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Come celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers and the release of a commemorative Forever Stamp Featuring two of Oregon's own: the Owyhee River and Deschutes River! The event will feature speakers and a ceremony officially issuing the stamps. Join other wild river supporters gathering at 10 am to show your support for two beautiful desert rivers. RSVP through Eventbrite Please visit the U.S. Postal Service for more information.

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High Lakes Fence Pull

May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 12:00 pm
Lakeview Bureau of Land Management Office, 1301 S G St
Lakeview, OR 97630 United States

Join ONDA and the Lakeview BLM in removing obsolete barbed wire fence from the Greater Hart-Sheldon Region.

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Lower John Day Working Group Place Based Planning Meeting

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cottonwood Canyon State Park, 99989 OR-206
Wasco, 97065 United States
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You are invited to attend a public outreach meeting of the Lower John Day Place-Based Planning work group. We will be discussing water demands in the lower John Day Basin and seeking your input on potential solutions. Please join us for dinner and expert presentations. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will present on the water needs of native fish in the John Day basin. The John Day Basin Partnership (JDBP) will give an overview of their efforts and…

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Wild Desert Bash

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nau HQ, 1111 NE Flanders St, Suite 205
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Join Oregon Natural Desert Association to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oregon Badlands and Spring Basin Wilderness areas. On March 30, 2009, President Obama signed a massive public lands package that protected the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Spring Basin Wilderness, and many more special places across Oregon. Come raise a glass to high desert wilderness while getting tips to explore the Badlands and Spring Basin, advocating for public lands, participating in a raffle, and much more. Guests will also enjoy…

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June 2019

Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Chimney Rock Family Scavenger Hunt

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chimney Rock Prineville, OR 97754 United States + Google Map

On Saturday, June 1st, celebrate the 10th year of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness by exploring the surrounding area on a family adventure with author Wendy Gorton of 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington (a National Outdoor Book Award prizewinner)! We'll explore one of the hiking routes and scavenger hunts from her book -- kids will receive their own nature journal, learn how to stop and try to identify species, do nature photography with camera phones, and "power up" by…

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Volunteer Opportunity: Chimney Rock Family Scavenger Hunt

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chimney Rock Prineville, OR 97754 United States + Google Map

On Saturday, June 1st, celebrate the 10th year of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness by exploring the surrounding area with author Wendy Gorton of 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington (a National Outdoor Book Award prizewinner)! A volunteer ONDA representative will join in the hike and will share some information about ONDA's conservation work with hike attendees at lunch. Plenty of mid-day snacks will be provided by Newport Avenue Market. Difficulty: Moderate - 2.8 miles round trip with 566 feet…

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South Fork WSA Fence Build #1

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - June 9 @ 12:00 pm
South Fork Crooked River, 64474 SE Paulina Hwy
Pualina, OR 97751 United States
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On the first of several trips slated for this area over the next few years, we will backpack out to a piece of privately owned land within the South Fork Crooked River Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to build a challenging, but important, fence around 80 acres on the river. This fence will accomplish many things. It will allow for better managed grazing within the WSA, directly exclude cattle from nearly a mile of river, and enableONDA to plant willows and…

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2020 Wild Desert Calendar Submission DEADLINE

June 10

Calling all photographers! Here's a chance to use your creativity and talent to support conservation. Submit your best shots of Oregon’s high desert by June 10 for a chance to have your photos featured in our iconic Wild Desert Calendar.  

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Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Ancient Junipers on Horse Ridge Trail

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Horse Ridge, 63095 Arnold Market Rd
bend, OR 97702 United States
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Join educator, scholar and author Rick Miller on a hike across Horse Ridge and its ancient woodlands. Hikers will have the opportunity to take in stunning views, identify some very old junipers and walk through an old burn site developing new growth. With extensive knowledge of the ecology and management of pinyon and juniper woodlands, Rick will give participants a lunchtime presentation on 20,000 years of woodland expansion and contraction across eastern Oregon and the Intermountain West. Difficulty: Moderate -…

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