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July 2019

Hiking Oregon’s High Desert

July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildcraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Eastern Oregon is home to dark night skies, deep river canyons, abundant wildlife, hot springs, and spectacular geology. Join us to learn where to hike in Oregon's high desert, from the rugged Owyhee Canyonlands to the stunning John Day River Basin. Oregon Natural Desert Association is the only conservation nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of these high desert landscapes. ONDA's Corinne Handelman will give hiking suggestions and tips to find adventure in Oregon's desert lands for each…

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Ask an Expert, “Where do conservation and creativity meet?”

July 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Do you have burning questions about public lands that you’d rather ask a knowledgeable individual than Google? Curious about how to capture the magic of desert landscapes, why Oregon Natural Desert Association litigates to protect wildlife habitat, or how to be the most effective advocate for places you love? Bring your toughest questions and dig in deeper with our team of experts at ONDA’s Ask an Expert happy hour series! Since challenging conversations are best held over a beer (or…

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August 2019

Ask an Expert, “What’s up with the Owyhee?”

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Do you have burning questions about public lands that you’d rather ask a knowledgeable individual than Google? Curious about how to capture the magic of desert landscapes, why Oregon Natural Desert Association litigates to protect wildlife habitat, or how to be the most effective advocate for places you love? Bring your toughest questions and dig in deeper with our team of experts at ONDA’s Ask an Expert happy hour series! Since challenging conversations are best held over a beer (or…

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Routes vs. Trails: Take Your Hiking to the Next Level

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
REI Bend, 380 Powerhouse Dr.
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Routes, unmarked and often undefined, offer a totally different backcountry experience than hiking a developed trail like the PCT, and they tap into a different set of skills. An impressive thru-hiking resume alone doesn't prepare one for the route-finding, remote and rugged terrain, and navigational demands of a long-distance route. Learn the difference between routes and trails, and get some tips from Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator and triple crown hiker Renee "She-ra" Patrick on how to take your hiking to…

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Ask an Expert, “How can we save sage grouse?”

August 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Do you have burning questions about public lands that you’d rather ask a knowledgeable individual than Google? Curious about how to capture the magic of desert landscapes, why Oregon Natural Desert Association litigates to protect wildlife habitat, or how to be the most effective advocate for places you love? Bring your toughest questions and dig in deeper with our team of experts at ONDA’s Ask an Expert happy hour series! Since challenging conversations are best held over a beer (or…

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October 2019

Discover Oregon’s Desert Rivers

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildcraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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North Fork of the Owyhee River, Oregon

Oregon's high desert is defined by deep river canyons, natural hot springs and remote streams that allow wildlife to flourish. Join Oregon Natural Desert Association on a journey of Central and eastern Oregon's wild rivers. You'll learn where you can explore these rivers by foot, by boat, or with a fly rod in hand. Find out what defines Wild & Scenic Rivers and what you can do right now to protect more special rivers across our state. ONDA is the…

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Discover Oregon’s Desert Rivers

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mountain Shop, 2975 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Oregon's high desert is defined by deep river canyons, natural hot springs and remote streams that allow wildlife to flourish. Join Oregon Natural Desert Association on a journey of Central and eastern Oregon's wild rivers. You'll learn where you can explore these rivers by foot, by boat, or with a fly rod in hand. Find out what defines Wild & Scenic Rivers and what you can do right now to protect more special rivers across our state. ONDA is the…

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November 2019

Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, Oregon 97702 United States
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Free

As central Oregon's trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes. This presentation is a collaboration between ONDA, Deschutes Brewery, and REI, and will feature…

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Run Wild Run Free: Protecting Oregon’s Wild Rivers

November 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia @ Bend, 1000 NW Wall St #140
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Free

Join us for a screening of the film "Run Wild Run Free: 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers" and learn how you can be part of an historic effort by Sen. Ron Wyden to protect more of Oregon's wild rivers from dams and development.

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Oregon’s Unique High Desert

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mazamas, 527 SE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Join photographer Jim Davis for a visual tour through the jaw-dropping wild country of Oregon's high desert. Pictographs dating back thousands of years. Sweeping views of landscapes that have looked the same for centuries. Dark night skies filled with endless stars. All of these qualities and more give Oregon’s high desert a unique timeless quality you won’t find anywhere else in Oregon – or in many other places worldwide. ONDA presents these landscapes in our Wild Desert Calendar each year. You'll…

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