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March 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Newcomers Club of Bend Volunteer Gathering

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bend Golf Club, 61045 Country Club Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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On March 26, ONDA will have a table at Newcomers Club of Bend's volunteer event. 300 NCOB members will learn about volunteer opportunities in central Oregon, including ONDA's office, event and stewardship work. ONDA volunteers will set up and break down the table, share information about ONDA and connect community members with our work. Contact caelin@onda.org for more information, and to sign up!

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Upper Snake River Tribes Take on a Changing Climate

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join us for the third installment of the Bend High Desert Speaker Series with Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director of the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation. Learn about the establishment and structure of the Upper Snake River Tribes, and gain an in-depth understanding of how the USRTF is adapting to climate change. From assessing vulnerability to coordinating environmental conservation efforts, Jason will share his experience and insight into how the Upper Snake River Tribes are taking on current environmental threats. Please…

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Badlands Bash

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FootZone, 842 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join ONDA and the Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness at FootZone Bend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. On March 30, 2009, President Obama signed a massive public lands package that protected the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Spring Basin Wilderness, and many more. Come raise a glass to high desert wilderness (bring your own cup and we'll fill it with free beer from Silver Moon Brewing or kombucha!) and take part in heartfelt toasts to the Badlands,…

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April 2019

Climate Change and Public Lands Forum

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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From dwindling snowpack to catastrophic fires, public lands face dire threats from a changing climate. But did you know that Oregon’s wild lands and waters can also play a role in combatting global climate change? To learn more, join the Oregon Natural Desert Association and Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Oregon Wild, Juniper Group Sierra Club, Vocal Seniority and Central Oregon Landwatch for a conference exploring how climate change is affecting public lands, and how public lands can mitigate climate…

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Wildlands Monitoring Training

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Steelhead Falls Crooked River Ranch, 97760 United States + Google Map

Learn how to make field observations and record what you find when conducting annual monitoring of Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in eastern Oregon.

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Hart Mountain Revealed | Portland

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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The 2019 High Desert Speaker Series in Portland concludes with a presentation from ONDA's own Hart-Sheldon Coordinator, Jeremy Austin. From unique wildlife and stunning night skies to opportunities for recreation and solitude, Hart Mountain is a high desert treasure worth exploring. Learn about what makes Hart Mountain so spectacular, get tips for planning your next adventure and discover the vital conservation initiatives you can support to mitigate current threats and ensure that this region stays wild. About the speaker A…

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Survival Strategies for Desert Species

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series wraps up on April 9 with a panel of experts discussing how high desert flora and fauna have adapted to survive in wetlands and other habitats in eastern Oregon. Hear from Ron Larson, Dennis Albert and Steve Sheehy as they discuss the unique life of the high desert, and the importance of conserving Oregon’s spectacular wild places so that these species can thrive, now and always. Please note that space is limited and…

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Willow Creek Planting (day-trip)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A great opportunity for Central Oregonians to pop out for the day and help plant willows and cottonwoods on Willow Creek. This project takes place within a conservation easement on private property that provides an important movement route for redband trout between headwaters in Ochoco National Forest and the lowland Crooked River National Grasslands. While the work will involve hammering pikes into the ground to create pilot holes for planting willow and cottonwood sticks, the soil at the work site…

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Willow Creek Planting

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willow Creek, SE Grizzly Road, Madras United States + Google Map

Protect eastern Oregon streams from the impacts of climate change.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - April 21 @ 12:00 pm
Hancock Field Station, 39472 OR-218
Fossil, OR 97830 United States

Join ONDA staff, Board of Directors and members for our Annual General Meeting on April 19-21 to enjoy the beauty and solace of Oregon's high desert. We'll spend Saturday, April 20 doing vital restoration work on the 35,000-acre Pine Creek Conservation Area near the John Day River. This year the project involves loppering juniper along Cove Creek's riparian zone. Our labors will be rewarded with delicious food and an evening of good music, good company and good beer. We’ll be…

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