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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
Stewardship Director/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
Renee Patrick
Oregon Desert Trail Coorindator
Phone: 541-330-2638

Press Releases

Oct 24, 2016
Presentations in Willamette Valley will highlight 750-mile trail in Oregon’s backyard
The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is presenting a series of events west of the Cascades that will inspire you to head over the mountains and discover the high desert on your next hiking trip. The 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail begins right outside of Bend in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, and through a series of trails, old 2-track roads, and cross-country travel, hikers will discover mountains, deserts, rivers, and canyons to end in the stunning Owyhee Canyonlands area.
Oct 02, 2016
Fifteen Oregon Natural Desert Association volunteers pulled roughly 1.5 miles of obsolete barbed wire fence over three days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon.
Sep 16, 2016
The 2016 Desert Conference will bring landowners, conservationists, elected officials, scientists and engaged citizens together in Bend on Oct. 14 to explore shared solutions for managing our public lands.
Sep 12, 2016
Panel Presentation October 10 will highlight different recreation options on Oregon’s newest long-distance route
Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Mountain Shop to learn about new opportunities to explore your public land on the 750 mile Oregon Desert Trail; on foot, by bike or packraft. Our adventure panelists will discuss the value of public lands and importance of proper gear to set out on your next Eastern Oregon exploration!

Press Clips

May 26, 2016
OPB News
The Ninth District Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and rejected a wind turbine project on Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon, noting that the area needed to be surveyed for Greater sage-grouse habitat.
May 23, 2016
The Oregonian
In May an Oregon legislative committee heard from both sides of Owyhee Canyonlands protection proposals.
May 20, 2016
Public News Service
A new study finds the Owyhee Canyonlands are the "connective tissue" for surrounding land in the West.
May 16, 2016
The Oregonian
Tim Davis, a third-generation resident of Malheur County, shares what it would mean to protect the Owyhee.
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Bend, OR 97702
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