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February 2018

Clarno Willow Harvest – Feb 13

February 13 @ 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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The Birds and the Bees: Sex Lives of High Desert Plants and Animals

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside Banquet Room, 62950 Northeast 18th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States

In this High Desert Speaker Series event, LeeAnn Kriegh, author of The Nature of Bend, shares little secrets and intriguing facts about the plants and animals of Central Oregon. (Did you know sagebrush is more closely related to tarragon than it is to the sage we cook with?) What better way to celebrate the romance of Valentine's Day than by learning about the mating rituals and reproductive strategies of local flora and fauna? Kriegh writes about everything from junipers to porcupines in…

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Clarno Willow Harvest – Feb 24

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarno Nursery Oregon United States

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

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A Conversation with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim will present the history of the Warm Springs Tribe and their traditional land use in Oregon’s high desert. From important history and legends of his people to a discussion of ceded lands and treaty rights to restoration projects happening on tribal land today, Bruce’s talk will stitch past to present. Learn how Warm Springs tribal members are stewards of the land, fish, and wildlife across Oregon’s high desert and how ONDA collaborates with the…

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March 2018

The Wonders of Oregon’s High Desert

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Eastern Oregon is home to dark night skies, hot springs, and spectacular geology. Take a photo tour of the wonders of Oregon’s high desert, including the rugged Owyhee Canyonlands, wildlife-filled Hart Mountain, stunning John Day River Basin and more. Corinne Handelman, outreach coordinator for ONDA, will provide tips to plan your journey to these highlights and lesser-explored destinations. Come early to grab a seat and a beverage, and leave full of inspiration to plan your next desert adventure! Photo: Sage…

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A Conversation with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside Banquet Room, 62950 Northeast 18th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States

Our High Desert Speaker Series continues with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim presenting on the history of the Warm Springs Tribe and their traditional land use in Oregon’s high desert. From important history and legends of his people to a discussion of ceded lands and treaty rights to restoration projects happening on tribal land today, Bruce’s talk will stitch past to present. Learn how Warm Springs tribal members are stewards of the land, fish, and wildlife across Oregon’s high…

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April 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Wild & Scenic Rivers

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our final High Desert Speaker Series event features river guide and rafting company owner Zach Collier. Zach started dreaming about paddling all 58 of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rivers when he moved to Oregon in 2007. With the Wild and Scenic Act marking its 50th anniversary in 2018, his quest took on an approaching deadline. Hear about the highs, the lows, and the flows from his adventures on Oregon’s high desert rivers.   About the speaker Zach Collier has lifelong…

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Discover the Oregon Desert Trail

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 N Old Stage Rd
Mount Shasta, CA 96067 United States
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$10
Abert Rim in Winter

The Siskiyou Land Trust will host an Oregon Desert Trail presentation in Mt Shasta, California. Do you need inspiration for that next backpacking trip? Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an introduction to one of the newest long distance routes in the country: the Oregon Desert Trail. This 750 mile adventure traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain, and the Owyhee Canyonlands through a mixture of cross country…

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Notes From The Field

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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For our final installment of our 2018 High Desert Speaker Series, join ONDA stewardship staff Ben Gordon and Michael O'Casey and photographer Sage Brown for a live edition of “Notes From The Field,” featuring images and stories about the places, people, and impact of restoration across Oregon’s high desert. Have you ever wanted to explore a new landscape while giving back? ONDA’s stewardship program does just that! Learn more about the community that is built through these trips to Oregon’s…

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