In 2017, ONDA launched the Oregon Desert Land Trust to preserve the wild character of private lands in Oregon’s high desert. The successful effort has conserved over 3,000 acres in the region and continues to work with interested landowners to evaluate new acquisition opportunities. ONDA continues to partner with the land trust on restoration and conservation efforts in the region. You can find more information about the land trust at www.oregondesertlandtrust.org
Meeting a Critical Need
Oregon’s high desert holds many tracts of private land that are critical for wildlife habitat and for public access to the rich public lands they adjoin. Without a land trust exclusively dedicated to Oregon’s high desert, there were few options for landowners who wished to conserve the natural values of their landholdings. The Oregon Desert Land Trust was created to fill this gap in service.