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ONDA strives to provide citizens with the information and tools necessary to understand what is happening to their public lands.

Press Contacts

Brent Fenty
Executive Director
Phone: 541-330-2638
Cell: 541-678-1974
Dan Morse
Conservation Director
Phone: 541-330-2638
Heidi Hagemeier
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Ben Gordon
John Day Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Gena Goodman-Campbell
Central Oregon Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Corie Harlan
Owyhee Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638
Jeremy Austin
Hart-Sheldon Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-2638

Press Releases

Aug 26, 2015
The Oregon Natural Desert Association is hosting the Bend stop of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour on Oct. 2, with a matinee and an evening showing at the Tower Theatre. The tour highlights the best of outdoor adventure and conservation films of the year. Tickets are on sale now.
Jun 03, 2015
Party marks conclusion to Oregon Desert Trail Matching Challenge
The Oregon Natural Desert Association and REI Bend are teaming up to host an event that will offer Oregon Desert Trail skills and information, celebrate volunteers who helped create the trail and provide a grand finale to ONDA’s Oregon Desert Trail Matching Challenge.
May 07, 2015
Oregon's Senator Merkley introduces high desert wilderness bill to protect 58,000 acres
Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to designate Sutton Mountain Wilderness, a 58,000-acre proposal in the John Day River Basin. This bill has the strong support of Wheeler County and the City of Mitchell, which expect the new wilderness to be a win for economic development and conservation. The Oregon Natural Desert Association has long backed permanent protection for Sutton Mountain.
Apr 03, 2015
Learn more about what makes the Owyhee Canyonlands special on Thursday, May 14, when the Oregon Natural Desert Association hosts its fourth installment of its inaugural High Desert Lecture Series. In this edition, ONDA Owyhee Coordinator Corie Harlan discusses one of the most spectacular and least-known places in Oregon: the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Press Clips

Aug 17, 2015
The Eugene Register-Guard
OP-ED: Remoteness thus far has protected this Oregon treasure, but even remoteness may not be enough to preserve these wild lands if we don’t act now to protect them.
Aug 15, 2015
The Bend Bulletin
Outdoor business representatives turned out at KEEN's Live Monumental Bend stop, saying protecting public lands is good for the economy.
Jul 30, 2015
The Oregonian
A coalition of regional and national organizations offers up a proposal to protect 2.5 million acres of Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands.
Jul 30, 2015
The Oregonian
John Sterling, the executive director of The Conservation Alliance, speaks out on behalf of protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands in this letter to the editor.
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Bend, OR 97702
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