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From educational events, to social gatherings, fundraisers, photo exhibitions and restoration work trips, ONDA hosts a variety of community-building events.

Browse through the list of upcoming events below. If you are specifically interested in our restoration work trips, you'll find detailed information HERE. We update our annual calendar of work trips each February. And, we add events frequently. Stay in the loop when you sign up for our Email Updates and you won't miss out on any of the fun.

Camp Creek Riparian Restoration from Jun 01, 2017 05:00 PM to Jun 04, 2017 10:00 AM Malheur National Forest,
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 June 1 (Thursday PM) to June 4 (Sunday AM) Part of a major two-year push to increase the "Climate Resiliency" of John Day tributaries: We will be working on this important bull trout stream in the forests of the upper John Day. A landmark collaborative with ranchers and the Forest Service, we will be planting riparian trees, and repairing Beaver Dam Analogues and riparian exclosure fences.
Badlands Wilderness Trail Work along Oregon Desert Trail from Jun 02, 2017 05:00 PM to Jun 04, 2017 04:00 PM Badlands Wilderness,
Difficulty Rating: 2 of 5 June 2 (Friday PM) to June 4 (Sunday PM) For the first year, ONDA has several opportunities for trail work along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) corridor. The BLM plans to build a new trail in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, not only expanding the trail network in this important desert landscape close to Bend, but replacing a short cross country section of the ODT with a cairn-marked route. We will gather lava rocks and build cairns to mark new sections of the Mazama Ash Trail, and also add cairns to the existing Sand Lilly Trail to aid in navigation.
Eagles Over Smith Rock Hike Jun 08, 2017 from 09:30 AM to 03:00 PM Smith Rock State Park - Meet @ ONDA office,
Join Oregon State Park interpretive ranger, OSU Master Naturalist, and ONDA member David Vick for an inside view of the rich natural and cultural history of Smith Rock State Park. During a moderate two mile hike up the Wolf Tree Trail we will explore the park's dramatic geologic history, identify native plants and their traditional uses, and perhaps catch a glimpse of nesting raptors!
2017 Hampton Butte Aspen Restoration from Jun 08, 2017 05:00 PM to Jun 11, 2017 12:00 PM Hampton Buttes,
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 June 8 (Thursday PM) June 11 (Sunday AM) Explore the backcountry around Hampton Butte at the heart of ONDA's Hidden Springs Wilderness Proposal, while helping restore aspen habitat that provides a critical refuge for wildlife. Led by Central Oregon Coordinator Gena Goodman-Campbell, volunteers will spend two days working in remote aspen stands to remove young juniper trees using hand tools.
Bridge Creek Stream Clean-up from Jun 14, 2017 05:00 PM to Jun 16, 2017 02:00 PM Bridge Creek ,
Bridge Creek is one of the best examples of collaborative restoration in the Northwest. ONDA will be working with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Wheeler County residents, local watershed councils and the National Parks Service to remove obsolete plastic tree tubes from the stream corridor. A great trip to observe the benefits of extensive restoration work that has occurred over the past ten years.
Wildlands Monitoring Training Jun 16, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 04:00 PM Central Oregon,
ONDA has formed cooperative agreements with several BLM district offices to help them monitor conditions within Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) throughout Eastern Oregon. Independent Stewards will spearhead the effort to help get this important work accomplished. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program and training dates.
Portland Solstice Block Party Jun 17, 2017 from 03:00 PM to 10:00 PM Ecliptic Brewing,
Join ONDA alongside other conservation nonprofits, outdoor retailers, food carts, music and more at the Outdoor Project's fourth annual Solstice Block Party.
Fremont National Recreation Trail Work along Oregon Desert Trail from Jun 22, 2017 12:00 PM to Jun 25, 2017 04:00 PM Fremont Forest,
Difficulty Rating: 5 of 5 June 22 (Thursday AM) to June 25 (Sunday PM) For the first year, ONDA has several opportunities for trail work along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) corridor. We will be clearing trees from the shared trail corridor in the Fremont National Forest with the help of a trained sawyer, brushing and maintaining the trail tread in a stunning ridge-top section of the Fremont National Recreation Trail.
Discover the Oregon Desert Trail in PDX Jun 28, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Base Camp Brewing Company,
Hear more about your next destination for adventure in eastern Oregon: the Oregon Desert Trail. Learn more about trail resources and recommendations for anything from day trips to thru hiking!
Stand for the Land: Bend Jun 30, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Plaza @ Crow's Feet Commons,
A community celebration of conservation activism 30 years in the making! Enjoy a beverage in great company as we look back at 30 years of conservation success and forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Then, get the inspiration, information, and tools you need to take action on behalf of your public lands!
Stand for the Land: Portland Jul 09, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Patio @ Base Camp Brewery,
A community celebration of conservation activism 30 years in the making. Enjoy a beverage in great company as we look back at 30 years of conservation success and forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Then, get the inspiration, information, and tools you need to take action on behalf of your public lands!
Steens Mountain Wilderness Trail Work along Oregon Desert Trail (NOW FULL) from Aug 03, 2017 12:00 PM to Aug 07, 2017 04:00 PM Big Indian Gorge, Steens Mountain Wilderness,
Difficulty Rating: 5 of 5 August 3 (Thursday noon) to August 7 (Monday PM) For the first year, ONDA has several opportunities for trail work along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) corridor. We will be backpacking into and working along the Big Indian Gorge Trail, clearing downed trees, brushing and maintaining the trail tread in this iconic high desert landscape
Steens Mountain Wilderness Trail Work along Blitzen River Trail (NOW FULL) from Aug 17, 2017 05:00 PM to Aug 20, 2017 12:00 PM Donner und Blitzen River Trail, Steens Mountain Wilderness,
Difficulty Rating: 4 of 5 August 17 (Thursday PM) to August 20 (Sunday PM) For the first year, ONDA has several opportunities for trail work near the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) corridor. We will be maintaining several miles of trail out of Page Springs Campground up the Donner und Blitzen River. This trail provides an interesting alternate to the current ODT route, and our work to maintain the popular trail will help others discover this beautiful river canyon.
Last Annual Steens Mountain Backcountry Fence Pull from Aug 23, 2017 05:00 PM to Aug 27, 2017 12:00 PM Steens,
Annual Last Steens Mountain Backcountry Fence Pull Difficulty Rating: 4 of 5 August 23 (Wednesday PM) to August 27 (Sunday PM) Celebrate a favorite volunteer trip and ONDAs 30th anniversary by removing the last remaining fence within Steens Mountain Wilderness! An ONDA classic that volunteers look forward to every year. Backpack out to the basecamp at "Cold Springs" and spend several days pulling out the last remaining miles of obsolete fence in the cow-free Steens. Click HERE to see photos from last years fence pull. Click HERE for additional trip details and registration links.
Wiwaanyatt Creek Riparian Restoration in Malheur National Forest from Sep 14, 2017 05:00 PM to Sep 17, 2017 10:00 AM Malheur National Forest,
Difficulty Rating: 3 of 5 September 14 (Thursday PM) to September 17 (Sunday AM) Come lend a hand on the second season of this cooperative project working to restore the "Climate Resiliency" to several Upper John Day River tributaries. Now that grazing is excluded from these riparian reaches, we can get to work restoring this critical Steelhead habitat together.
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Fence Pull from Sep 14, 2017 05:00 PM to Sep 17, 2017 12:00 PM Malheur National Wildlife Refuge,
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Fence Pull Difficulty Rating: 3 of 5 September 14 (Thursday PM) to September 17 (Sunday AM) The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides thousands of acres of critical habitat for avian species. We'll stay at the historic P Ranch under the backdrop of Steens Mountain and work in the nearby meadows to remove obsolete fence. Volunteers will camp, hike, restore and explore this incredible area. Click HERE for photos from last year's trip. Click HERE for additional trip details and registration links.
2017 National Public Lands Day Devils Garden Fence Pull from Sep 28, 2017 05:00 PM to Oct 01, 2017 09:00 AM Lakeview BLM,
National Public Lands Day Devils Garden Fence Pull Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5 September 29 (Thursday PM) to October 1 (Sunday AM) In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's Prineville and Lakeview District, volunteers will help remove two obsolete fences; one near Fox Butte and one within the Devils Garden Wilderness Study Area. Join ONDA, BLM staff, and other volunteers for a fun weekend of exploring some remote areas close to Bend. Click HERE to see photos from last year's trip. Click HERE for additional trip details and to register.
Riparian Planting on South Fork Crooked River (Fall) from Oct 05, 2017 05:00 PM to Oct 08, 2017 12:00 PM South Fork Crooked Central Oregon,
South Fork Crooked River Riparian Restoration (Fall) Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 October 5 (Thursday PM) to October 8 (Sunday AM) Our third year of a five year effort to help restore beaver and fish habitat on four miles of the South Fork Crooked River. Thanks to a long-time collaboration with a private conservation lands owner, we are over half-way through with this ambitious project involving tens of thousands of plantings and a half-dozen beaver dam analogues. On this trip we'll be planting potted root-stock trees to help continue the area's transformation.
Cottonwood Canyon State Park Post Fire Restoration from Oct 12, 2017 05:00 PM to Oct 15, 2017 12:00 PM Cottonwood Canyon State Park,
Difficulty Rating: 2 of 5 October 12 (Thurs. PM) to 15 (Sunday AM) Located on the John Day River, Cottonwood Canyon State Park is Oregon's newest and second largest state park. Hay Creek Canyon, a beautiful part of the park which flows into the John Day River, burned last year. Volunteers will help to replant and clean up the canyon to allow this important area to recover from the effects of the recent fire.
Post Fire Restoration at Cottonwood Canyon State Park from Oct 12, 2017 05:00 PM to Oct 15, 2017 12:00 PM Cottonwood Canyon State Park,
Difficulty Rating: 2 of 5 October 12 (Thurs. PM) to 15 (Sunday AM) Located on the John Day River, Cottonwood Canyon State Park is Oregon's newest and second largest state park. Hay Creek Canyon, a beautiful part of the park which flows into the John Day River, burned last year. Volunteers will help to replant and clean up the canyon to allow this important area to recover from the effects of the recent fire.
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