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High Desert Wonders

Whether you're a new member of the desert conservation community, or want to be introduced to the vast beauty of Central and eastern Oregon, you're invited to join us to get to know the High Desert Wonders. Our team will share stunning imagery, tips to plan your next visit, and provide ways to advocate for […]

One of a Kind Owyhee

Get to know the unique landscape of the Owyhee Canyonlands, from the rolling rapids to the sagebrush plateau. You'll travel back in time to learn about the long history of how the Owyhee came to be and how you can be involved in the future of conservation across this vast region. Register now to join […]

Know Des(s)ert – Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail | Bend

Deschutes Public Library, Bend 601 NW Wall St., Brooks Room, Bend, OR

Come learn more about what it takes to hike a day, week, or month on the Oregon Desert Trail and get some recommendations for an amazing milkshake, delicious pie, or other sweet treat. What does a remote and challenging long-distance desert route have to do with dessert? After experiencing a cotton candy colored morning sunrise […]

Member Q&A with Ryan Houston

Join ONDA's executive director Ryan Houston for this live-streaming question and answer session. Ryan will provide updates on top conservation priorities across Oregon's high desert and share information about how you can support our work with opportunities from advocating to volunteering. Register now to join the conversation!   Ryan Houston has served as ONDA’s executive […]

Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Reward – How to Recreate Safely in Oregon’s High Desert

The recording of this event is available on ONDA's YouTube channel.  Would you know what to do if you were injured while exploring the desert? In April 2019, Oregon Desert Trail thru-hiker Stacy Boone sustained a debilitating injury in the Owyhee region. In the summer of that same year, long-distance biker Tomas Quinones came to […]

Seasons of the Desert

Each season in Oregon’s high desert, a new world unfolds. From spring blooms to autumn’s migrating birds, this virtual presentation will teach you a bit about what you’ll find year-round in the desert and provide travel suggestions to appreciate seasonal wonders. Registration is now closed for this event. All registrants will also receive a captioned […]