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Far from Big Macs

Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S.

Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010

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Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

“ONDA stewardship trips inspire me. I get to learn new things and see new places, and in the process perform important work that improves the wildlife habitat.”

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Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Steens Mountain: Oregon’s first desert wilderness

On October 30, 2000, Congress passed the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act, finishing the work that had taken ONDA and the other members of the Steens-Alvord Coalition decades  

Steens Mountain is a land of startling contrasts: dramatic u-shaped

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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.