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November 2020

2021 Wild Desert Calendar Virtual Exhibit

November 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - January 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Warner Valley and Poker Jim Ridge

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 print of the cover image, a truly incredible collection of photography and more, you won't want to miss it! Click here to view the exhibit.…

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December 2020

Hootenanny at Home

December 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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. Then, join us on December 3 for the premiere of "Listening to the Landscape," a short film featuring pianist Hunter Noack of IN A LANDSCAPE:…

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Behind the Lens

December 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet a few of the photographers who make ONDA's Wild Desert Calendar so damn beautiful. Tune into this free-wheeling chat and you'll get a taste of the lengths they are willing to go to get their shots, learn tips and tricks for shooting in the desert and come away with few desert places to put on your bucket list. Registration for this event is now closed.  If you were not able to register, you can tune in as we will…

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February 2021

The Hope of Wild Places

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join ONDA for the first event in the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series, a virtual conversation with Northern Paiute spiritual leader and oral historian Wilson Wewa and photographer and filmmaker Jason Houston. After a showing of their short film "The Owyhee Project" (working title), follow along for an illuminating dialogue between Wilson, Jason and ONDA's Campaign Manager Corie Harlan about Oregon's uniquely remarkable Owyhee Canyonlands, the role of storytelling in conservation, and the hope offered by protected wild places. This…

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March 2021

The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join ONDA for the second event in the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark. Follow the course of Oregon's wild rivers as they journey through the lively geology of the high desert, and hear how the geological history of eastern Oregon - from landslides to lava flows - has interacted with and influenced beloved desert waterways like the Owyhee River. This event will be hosted online beginning at…

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April 2021

Stories from the Sagebrush Sea

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join ONDA for the final event in the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series as we take a virtual journey through the high desert with Ed Jahn, Executive Producer of "Oregon Field Guide," Oregon Public Broadcasting's flagship television series dedicated to exploring Oregon's wonders. Ed’s team has crawled every backroad and landscape in Oregon with an eye toward the beautiful, the fascinating and the wonderous. From charismatic wildlife to dark, astoundingly starry night skies, Oregon's dry side offers a plethora of…

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May 2021

Behind the Lens

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Owyhee Canyonlands shrouded in clouds

Do you appreciate the beauty of Oregon's high desert and wish your photos matched up with what you experience? Meet a few of the photographers who make ONDA's Wild Desert Calendar so damn beautiful each year and learn tips and tricks for shooting in the desert from them. You’ll learn how you can contribute to the 2022 edition of the calendar and come away with a few desert places to put on your bucket list. Registration is now closed for…

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Wild Waters Ahead

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

ONDA community members showed how much they value desert rivers, streams and creeks by nominating countless waterways for protection. Now, more than 1,000 miles of these waters could be protected under the River Democracy Act. Join us to learn more about the rushing rivers, hidden hot springs, and spectacular streams across Oregon's high desert and how you can take the next step in advocating for their conservation! Registration has now closed for this event. We will email registrants the event…

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June 2021

High Desert Wonders

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 this special landscape. Register now to join this virtual event! Only one person per household needs to register for this event, which is free and…

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One of a Kind Owyhee

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
lupine in front of Three Fingers Owyhee Canyonlands

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 this virtual event! Only one person per household needs to register for this event, which is free and open to all who'd like to join.…

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