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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Denny Jones Ranch Restoration

Denny Jones Ranch Juntura, OR, United States

Denny Jones Ranch is a conservation property, east of Juntura, owned by the Burns Paiute Tribe. ONDA has been working with the Burns Paiute Tribe to achieve their restoration goals for this property since 2015 and is encouraged by the impact of our collective efforts. For this trip, volunteers will spend two days working to […]