Oregon Natural Desert Association sustains and enhances the health of Oregon’s high desert through stewardship and restoration.
While much of our wild terrain is beautiful and pristine in many ways, human actions over time have negatively impacted some areas. ONDA takes a holistic approach to conservation in Oregon’s high desert, pairing intensive on-the-ground stewardship with efforts to protect large landscapes. ONDA partners with land management agencies, private landowners, and tribal entities to undertake long-term restoration projects to improve land, waterways, wildlife and communities in Oregon’s high desert.
ONDA coordinates three programs to connect people to landscapes in need of care:
- Stewardship Trips – for people looking for a guided, small group, multi-day service trip in some of Oregon’s most remote and beautiful landscapes
- Independent Stewards – for people looking to give their adventures an elevated sense of purpose and gain new skills
- Tribal Stewards – for Indigenous young adults looking to gain career experience in natural resource management and connect with their current and ancestral homelands.
And, ONDA stewardship work can be sorted into four main categories:
Read on to learn about what’s involved with each type of restoration work and to learn about the wild places where we’ve made a long-term commitment to restoration.