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Bingo For a Cause

The Lot 745 NW Columbia St, Bend, OR

Join ONDA at The Lot on Monday, December 9 for an evening of bingo in support of high desert conservation! Play bingo, advocate for wild places and learn more about Oregon's high desert. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to ONDA to support vital conservation and restoration initiatives in the region. Please […]



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, […]

Exploring Steens Facebook Live Q&A


Pull up a camp chair, grab a beverage and have your questions ready! You'll be psyched to explore Steens Mountain when you listen in on a Facebook Live Q&A between Lace Thornberg, communications manager at ONDA and Matt Wastradowski, co-author of Pacific Northwest Hiking 

2021 Wild Desert Calendar Virtual Exhibit

ONDA's 2021 Wild Desert Calendar virtual exhibit, "A Year in Oregon's High Desert," is now open! From November 16 through January 8, you can tour our virtual gallery of the unique and beautiful images of Oregon's high desert landscapes and wildlife featured in the 2021 calendar. With behind-the-scenes stories, a special opportunity to purchase a […]

Hootenanny at Home

While this won't be our usual barn-stomping party in Bend or Portland, we're bringing the celebratory mood of our annual High Desert Hootenanny straight into your living room with this virtual event - the Hootenanny at Home. Register now and we'll send you a custom party package, including our desert-inspired drink menu and party playlist. […]

Envisioning Wild: 2022 Wild Desert Calendar Virtual Exhibit

ONDA’s 2022 Wild Desert Calendar virtual exhibit, “Envisioning Wild,” opens on November 10! Tour our virtual gallery of wild, wonderous and inspiring images of Oregon’s high desert landscapes and wildlife featured in the 2022 calendar. Save the date to enjoy behind-the-scenes stories and a truly unique collection of wilderness photography. Beginning in mid-September, you can […]

Essential, a film premiere

Save the date for the premiere of our newest short documentary, "Essential." Oregon’s high desert is an arid landscape, defined by the scarcity of water, but that does not mean that this vast landscape is without water. It means that every stream, creek, spring and river matters. Check back on Thursday, December 2 to watch […]

Sagebrush Sipper: Bend

ONDA's Bend Office 50 SW Bond St, Suite 4, Bend, OR

Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters for a casual happy hour in our office this summer. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon's high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work. This event will be held outside in front of the ONDA office garage so attendees will […]