Author: Corinne Handelman | Published: November 17, 2021 | Category: Look Back
Choose your desert immersion adventure
It’s officially “shoulder season.” Autumn is past its prime; winter hasn’t fully arrived. We’ve pulled together 10 resources that will allow you to immerse yourself in the desert in this transition between seasons. Choose from the options below to start your desert adventure, and bookmark this list for rainy days to come.
Learn about high desert conservation with ONDA staff
- High Desert Wonders: Visit each region ONDA works in, featuring stunning imagery, tips to plan your next visit, and ways to advocate for these special landscapes.
- How to Build a Beaver Dam: This lively presentation will take you behind the scenes of ONDA’s riparian habitat restoration efforts and you’ll learn more about how, and why, we accomplish this work.
- Boots, Bikes & Boats: Looking for a sense of solitude and a bit of adventure? Get inspired for your next trip to eastern Oregon and learn about conservation opportunities.
Watch compelling presentations from expert guest speakers
- The Hope of Wild Places features an illuminating dialogue between Warm Springs Paiute spiritual leader and oral historian Wilson Wewa and photographer and filmmaker Jason Houston.
- In The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers, hear from Dr. Elizabeth Safran about how the geological history of eastern Oregon has influenced beloved desert waterways like the Owyhee River.
- Guidebook author Bill Sullivan presents New Hikes in Eastern Oregon, a tour of trails that travel through colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a stunning wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day and more.
Dive into interactive maps about our desert conservation efforts
- Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands: One-of-a-kind and millions of years in the making. This interactive map will introduce you to the deep timescale of the Owyhee and what you can do for this landscape today.
- Immerse yourself into the sagebrush sea with Greater Hart-Sheldon: Sagebrush Stronghold, which highlights wildlife habitat and migration corridors, the threats to this landscape and the value in preserving it.
- The Wild and Unprotected map reveals the rivers, creeks, streams and lakes critical to a thriving high desert. Learn more about specific and sweeping conservation opportunities for these waterways.
Purchase a Wild Desert Calendar
- Great to gift to yourself — or anyone on your giving list! ONDA’s 2022 Wild Desert Calendar is sure to inspire you with sweeping images of Oregon’s high desert landscapes, evocative prose and intimate wildlife portraits each month. Purchasing a calendar, or three, is another way to support desert conservation year-round.