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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Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

“I connect with Oregon’s high desert through my feet, my eyes, my sense of smell, and all the things I hear. Getting out there is a whole body experience.” Supporting ONDA, Helen says, not only connects her with wild landscapes, but is also a good investment. “I felt like if I gave them $20, they might squeeze $23 out of it.”

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Oregon Desert Trail Map

Oregon Desert Trail Map

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Sage-grouse Mating Dance

Sage-grouse Mating Dance

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.