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October 2020

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

October 2 @ 6:00 pm

Oregon Natural Desert Association presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders and the amazing stories of activists working to conserve the environment. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is fully virtual this year. Enjoy our lineup of the year's best conservation films, screened in HD, from the comfort of your home. The virtual waiting room will open at 5:30PM, and the livestream will start at 6:00PM. A recording…

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#SteensWeek

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

ONDA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oregon’s first desert wilderness with #SteensWeek, a series of online events and activations starting on October 3 and running through October 9. Saturday, Oct 3 - Steens Turns 20 - On October 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, to maintain the cultural, economic, ecological, and social health of the Steens Mountain in perpetuity. We'll share the story of protecting this wilderness on our…

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Steens Rivers

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Big Alvord Creek in fall with steam rising from creek, Steens

Beloved Steens waterways like the Donner Und Blitzen River were protected as Wild and Scenic Rivers by the Steens Act, but many others were left unprotected. Now, we have a remarkable opportunity to secure Wild and Scenic River status for other important Steens Mountain creeks – if we all speak up! You’ll learn which Steens waterways still need protection and how to use your voice to ensure they are conserved forever as Wild and Scenic Rivers. Join ONDA’s Public Lands Coordinator Gena Goodman-Campbell for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home.  Register for…

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20 Years of Steens Stewardship

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
woman pulling barbed wire fence on Steens Mountain

Join us for a look back at milestones from 20 years of advocating for and restoring Steens Mountain, in a live-stream presentation led by Corinne Handelman, ONDA's engagement manager, along with special guests photographer and frequent ONDA volunteer Sage Brown and ONDA's program director Mark Salvo. With a history ranging from legal victories to backcountry stories, this event will dive deep into the complexity of a long-term conservation vision and leave you inspired to look ahead toward the next 20…

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