Advancing conservation priorities

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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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Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

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Sage Steppes

Sage Steppes

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Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

“To me, it’s a thru-hike in an isolated place that promotes a conversation in land management, ethics and usage. Hiking across a vast and remote landscape and having a random and chance encounter with cowboys and hunters to discuss how ‘all of us’ should treat the land, how we all have a responsibility, no matter our political leanings, really showed me the pulse of the people in rural areas, especially here out west.”

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.