Advancing conservation priorities

Bruce Couch   Website

Oregonians love our land, and there is a lot to love. Millions of acres of public land across Oregon’s high desert enhance our lives every day. And, these lands aren’t just ours. Public lands in Oregon are a natural legacy shared by all Americans.

Without active caretaking, we stand to lose places we cherish, but, when we speak in a unified voice, we can defend our lands and ensure a healthier future for the lands, waterways, wildlife, and Oregon communities.

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Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

“I find enjoyment in the peaceful wide open spaces, geology, and rich history of Oregon’s high desert,” says Mary. Reflecting on volunteering, she continues, “If you have the ability and desire, it’s important to do something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, because every little bit helps.”

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Karen Garber, volunteer since 2017

Karen Garber, volunteer since 2017

So glad we got to do a stewardship trip with ONDA this summer, and now I’m more inspired than ever to start hiking the Oregon Desert Trail in bits and pieces.

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Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape

Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape

Encouraging People to Speak Up for Public Lands

Elected and appointed leaders need to hear that protecting public lands is important to their constituents.

ONDA tracks legislative and administrative efforts,  we keep our members up-to-date on important issues and threats, and we provide prompts that help you to communicate effectively with leaders.

Whether you live in Burns, Bend, or Beaverton, you have a valuable perspective on our lands and how they enhance the lives of Oregonians every day. If you love public lands, become an advocate for them.

Building Partnerships

To ensure our conservation advocacy work is as effective as possible, ONDA builds relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including elected officials, tribal leaders, land managers, local community members throughout Oregon, landowners, businesses, and the media.