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Cregg Large, member since 2009

Cregg Large, member since 2009

“I came to Oregon 12 years ago from Texas. Texas, for all its size, has very little public land. Coming to Oregon has made me realize the special gift we as Americans have in our public lands. Volunteering with an organization like ONDA is my way of reciprocating for this gift. Through restoration efforts, I feel we are helping leave a better place than we found it. Through advocating for protection for public lands, we safeguard migration routes for animals and keep the land where it belongs: with the public.”

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Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

“If I have to pick a favorite place in Oregon’s high desert, it would be Sutton Mountain, but I’m excited about all of the Wilderness Study Areas,” says Terry, adding, “Each is a gem to explore, and I hope they all get protection someday… I love the scale of the physical beauty of the desert.”

Membership Benefits

When you donate to Oregon Natural Desert Association, you become part of a community of individuals who share your passion for conserving the lands, waterways and wildlife in the high desert. Your voice is amplified on the conservation issues that matter most to you and your membership gives conservation concerns more clout. More people working together equals more effective advocacy. That’s why it’s important that every person who cares about the future of our desert public lands joins this community. Oregon Natural Desert Association’s federal non-profit tax ID is 94-3098621.

As you support critical conservation work, you’ll also enjoy:

  • A complimentary Wild Desert Calendar mailed to you each November
  • A subscription to Desert Ramblings, our twice-a-year newsletter that offers deep dives on current conservation campaigns, suggests high desert hikes, and more
  • Special event invitations and opportunities to take action

A gift of any size will begin or renew your ONDA membership.


Make a Monthly Gift

Setting up a monthly gift is one of the best ways to sustain high desert conservation year-round. Become a Sage Sustainer with your ongoing monthly gift.

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Think Beyond the Checkbook

There are almost as many ways to support conservation as there are reasons to love Oregon’s high desert. Learn more about creative options to give beyond pulling out your checkbook, including donating appreciated stock or a desert-ready vehicle. 

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Leave a Legacy Gift

Leaving a legacy for Oregon’s desert wildlands is simple and accessible to most people. Learn more about our Rimrock Society and review several popular legacy giving opportunities, or email Allison Crotty or call (541) 330-2638, ext 315 for additional information.

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Give a Gift Membership or Tribute Gift

Oregon desert conservation is strengthened by the generosity of our members and supporters. Giving an ONDA membership as a gift is a great way to fuel vital conservation work. You can also make a donation in honor of a loved one.

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Become a Business Member

Is your business interested in supporting conservation in Oregon’s high desert? We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities if you can provide funding, product donations, or event hosting support. Learn more about the benefits of being an ONDA business member.

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Our Accountability to You

Oregon Natural Desert Association maintains a 4-star Charity Navigator rating, given only to nonprofit organizations who meet rigorous standards for transparency and financial accountability. As of December 2021, our overall score was 91.44 out of 100.

Our federal non-profit tax ID is 94-3098621.