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April 2020

Desert Hiking Tips & Trips

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Do you have concerns about water, navigation, camping, animals, desert driving and more? We’ll answer your questions and offer ideas for your next adventure in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands and beyond. Join ONDA's Program Coordinator Renee Patrick for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home, register by 2 p.m. on April 9 to join! Note: Only one person per household should register for each event that you…

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Cancelled: Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Restoration

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
Cottonwood Canyon State Park, 99989 OR-206
Wasco, 97065 United States
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This trip will leverage momentum from the previous season when ONDA installed Beaver Dam Analogues (BDAs) to irrigate planting areas and built exclosure fences to protect plantings until they are fully established. Now for the fun part of preparing the ground and adding plants to sites that are ideal for accommodating new native vegetation! You can choose tasks that best suit your abilities; hauling materials to the individual work sites, installing cardboard weed barrier, anchoring it with dirt or planting…

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Postponed: Desert Hiking Tips & Trips | Vale

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vale Library, 150 A St E
Vale, OR 97918 United States
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This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Hiking season is right around the corner! One of the best times to hike in the desert is the late spring. Come to the Vale Library Conference room to get some helpful tips for maximizing the miles and enjoyment on your next desert hike, and get trip ideas for your next adventure in the Owyhee area. Do you have concerns about water,…

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Postponed: Discover the Wild Owyhee | Portland

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands is one of the wildest places in the country. For this High Desert Speaker Series event, follow along with Corie Harlan, ONDA’s Owyhee Coordinator, on an exploration of this incomparable region, its awe-inspiring natural landscapes, rich culture and history, key wildlife habitats and recreation hubs. Begin planning your next high desert adventure and learn about timely conservation initiatives you…

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Cancelled: Badlands Wilderness Stewardship #2

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Oregon Badlands Wilderness OR 97701 United States + Google Map
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In partnership with the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, ONDA leads regular service days to improve the Badlands Wilderness for its human visitors and native wildlife inhabitants. Through projects such as trail maintenance, signage improvement, illegal vehicle route obscuring, fence removal and retrofitting to improve safe passage for wildlife, volunteers will give back to one of Central Oregon’s most cherished landscapes and receive an introduction to ONDA's broader stewardship and conservation efforts. These single-day experiences are designed…

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Steens Mountain: Wilderness Haven

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Learn more about the crown jewel of Oregon's high desert. Steens Mountain gained Wilderness protection 20 years ago, but the story doesn't stop there. Discover places to explore and hear about the ongoing efforts to secure permanent conservation outcomes in this rugged landscape. Join ONDA's Outreach Coordinator Corinne Handelman for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home: register here! Note: Only one person per household should…

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Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. The Oregon Desert Trail is not just made for hiking. Did you know there are sections that you can bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter? Join us as we dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on the public lands throughout Oregon's high desert. Join ONDA's Program Coordinator Renee Patrick for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home, register here! Note: Only…

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Cancelled: 2020 Annual General Meeting

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - April 19 @ 12:00 pm
Hancock Field Station, 39472 OR-218
Fossil, OR 97830 United States

In light of recent guidelines for public events related to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled our 2020 Annual General Meeting. The safety of our communities is our primary concern at this time. We will look forward to gathering at Hancock Field Station in April of 2021 for another weekend of restoration, community and conservation. Please contact Caelin with any questions. Join ONDA staff, board of directors and members for our Annual General Meeting on April 17-19 to enjoy…

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Hart, Sheldon and the Land Between

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region includes Hart Mountain and several million acres of the surrounding public lands. The region boasts huge blocks of extensively connected wilderness-quality lands that support the region’s rich wildlife populations. Learn more about the abundant conservation and recreation opportunities in this vast area. Join ONDA's Policy Manager Jeremy Austin for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home, registration opens soon.    Note: Only…

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Cancelled: Deschutes River Ranch Riparian Restoration

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 4:00 pm
Deschutes River Ranch, 64925 Twin Bridges Rd
bend, OR United States

Day trips over the course of the week planting trees along the Deschutes River.

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