Speak Up For Public Lands

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Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

“The people I have had the privilege to share time with each season keep me volunteering again and again. Who else but those ONDA staff leaders would make fresh coffee at dawn each morning or pack a watermelon all day to serve as a reward under a juniper in a steep canyon?” Craig, who grew up in northwestern Nevada, says ONDA connects him with places he loves and a mission he believes in. “My grandfather and his father put up wire fences for their ranching needs. Taking out barbed wire sort of completes a circle for me.”

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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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ONDA alerts our members and supporters whenever opportunities to support public lands arise.

You can sign up for our e-newsletter to find out when and how to submit your comments on public lands issues, or when your elected official will be hosting a town hall meeting held by your member of Congress. But, you don’t have to wait for a specific opportunity to take action.

Here are five ways that you can take action for your lands at any time:

Explore. Get out and enjoy your public lands with friends and family. Discover new places to explore in Oregon’s high desert.

Share. Tell others in your community about the wild places you love and why they need protection.

Engage. Contact your elected leaders to tell them why public lands in Oregon’s high desert matter to you. Write a letter, make a phone call, or send an email to your members of Congress. Ask them what they’re doing to help protect public lands in Oregon’s high desert.

Amplify. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper to amplify your voice and let others know about public lands and why they’re important to you and others in your community.

Give. Member support makes ONDA an effective advocate for public lands. Make a contribution, or become a monthly donor, to ensure your public lands get the protection they deserve.