Goals for the New Year

Each new year presents new opportunities to pursue our vision for Oregon’s high desert as a place where eight million acres of conserved public lands provide essential habitat for fish and wildlife, and wild places exist for all people to treasure and explore, now and always.

Check out the photos below to see what ONDA’s top priorities for 2021 are:

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Nate Wilson-Traisman, member since 2019

Nate Wilson-Traisman, member since 2019

“My greatest hope is that Oregon’s desert continues to gain public lands protections, and is guarded from unsustainable development, so that future generations may benefit from all the region has to offer.

I felt inspired by trips to Oregon’s high desert, and was actively searching for ways to contribute to the protection of these wild places. ONDA stood out as a leader in this respect, and when I’ve had money to contribute, ONDA has been a clear choice.”

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Julie Weikel on Wilderness

Julie Weikel on Wilderness

Goal: Owyhee Canyonlands Conserved

Strategy: Capitalize on a critical moment in our landmark Owyhee Canyonlands campaign

Devin Dahlgren   Website

Goal: Sutton Mountain Wild Forever

Strategy: Pursue opportunities to protect Sutton Mountain in the John Day River Basin

Jim Davis   Website

Goal: Safe Migration Corridors

Strategy: Shine a light on the conservation potential of the Greater Hart-Sheldon region

Devlin Holloway

Goal: Wild Desert Waters

Strategy: Advocate for desert rivers that would benefit from Wild and Scenic River designation

Goal: Sagebrush Steppe Integrity

Strategy: Engage in two pivotal BLM planning processes covering eight million acres of land

Greg Burke

Goal: Healthy Watersheds

Strategy: Improve key watersheds through progressive riparian restoration techniques

Eleanor Burke

Goal: Thriving Wildlife

Strategy: Shape polices that help iconic desert wildlife by conserving and restoring their habitat

Devlin Holloway

Goal: A Strong Community

Strategy: Welcome more people into our community of desert advocates

Your support of ONDA allows us to pursue these goals and, as we reach them, to contribute significantly to the national goal of minimizing climate change impact by conserving at least 30% of the land within the U.S. by 2030.

Thank you for your enduring support!