Protecting Native Fish and Wildlife

Devlin Holloway

Many people do not realize that deserts are full of life. Oregon’s high desert supports a remarkable diversity of plants and animals, including many unique and endangered species.

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Far from Big Macs

Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S.

Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010

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Bobcat

Bobcat

Found only in North America, where it is the most common wildcat, the bobcat takes its common name from its stubby, or “bobbed,” tail. The cats range in length from two to four feet and weigh 14 to 29 pounds. Bobcats mainly hunt rabbits and hares, but they will also eat rodents, birds, bats, and even adult deer.

Latin name: Lynx rufus fasciatus

 

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The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region

The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region

The Greater sage-grouse, pygmy rabbit, sage thrasher, and pronghorn antelope all thrive in a healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Eastern Oregon’s lakes, rivers, and streams attract tens of thousands of migrating birds, including sandhill cranes, pelicans, and tundra swans, while native fish, such as chinook salmon, steelhead, and redband and bull trout flourish in Oregon’s desert rivers.

These fragile desert lands and rivers are threatened by changes in climate, improper livestock grazing, off-road vehicle use, mining, and road building. Loss of habitat and other human activities have pushed many of these desert species toward extinction.

Each of ONDA’s primary programs works to ensure that these fragile species and the ecosystems that they depend on for survival are protected and home to healthy and diverse populations of fish and wildlife.

Devlin Holloway

Devlin Holloway

Devlin Holloway

Devlin Holloway