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February 2019

2019 Stewardship Trip Registration Opens

February 25
Oregon Natural Desert Association, 50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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The moment you've been waiting for. ONDA's line up of stewardship trips for 2019 will open for registration on the morning of February 25. Where will you go to improve the desert - to a deep gorge in the Steens Mountain Wilderness, to the shoulder of Hart Mountain, or into the John Day River Basin? What will you do - plant native species, build beavers dams, roll up barbed wire fence or monitor habitat? Many of our stewardship trips fill quickly,…

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March 2019

Clarno Willow Harvest – March 1

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarno Nursery Oregon United States + Google Map

Join the winter tradition of harvesting willows at the Clarno Nursery for use in restoration projects this spring!

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Clarno Willow Harvest – March 8

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarno Nursery Oregon United States + Google Map

Join the winter tradition of harvesting willows at the Clarno Nursery for use in restoration projects this spring!

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Cottonwood Canyon State BDA Install #1

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - March 17 @ 8:00 am
Cottonwood State Park, 99989 Oregon 206
Wasco, OR 97065 United States

Building exclosure fences to protect riparian plants in Oregon's largest State Park.

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April 2019

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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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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May 2019

Jake Place Planting #1

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 8:00 am
South Fork Crooked River, 64474 SE Paulina Hwy
Pualina, OR 97751 United States
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A great weekend planting several thousand trees along the South Fork Crooked River.

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August 2019

Cottonwood Canyon State BDA Install #2

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 10:00 am
Cottonwood State Park, 99989 Oregon 206
Wasco, OR 97065 United States

Building beaver dam analogues is a fun excuse to splash in the water and mud all in the name of restoration.

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Cottonwood Canyon State BDA Install #3

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 10:00 am
Cottonwood State Park, 99989 Oregon 206
Wasco, OR 97065 United States

Building beaver dam analogues is a fun excuse to splash in the water and mud all in the name of restoration.

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September 2019

South Fork WSA Fence Build #2

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - September 22 @ 12:00 pm
South Fork Crooked River, 64474 SE Paulina Hwy
Pualina, OR 97751 United States
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On the second of several trips slated for this area over the next few years, we will backpack out to a piece of privately owned land within the South Fork Crooked River Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to build a challenging, but important, fence around 80 acres on the river. This fence will accomplish many things. It will allow for better managed grazing within the WSA, directly exclude cattle from nearly a mile of river, and enableONDA to plant willows and…

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