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Standing up for public lands
Donald J. Trump’s presidential victory this week defied predictions and has left many shocked and wondering what this change in leadership will bring. Like you, we respect our democracy and the diverse, passionately held views that it protects and encompasses.
While the full meaning of this election is not yet clear, know this: As always, we consider it our responsibility to boldly and passionately advocate for Oregon’s high desert.
We know that the vast majority of Americans deeply value our public lands. They are a unique birthright belonging to every single one of us. These lands are where we go to hunt, hike and enjoy, in whatever way we choose, what remains of our wildlands and waters. Public lands in Oregon’s high desert hold precious natural areas that sustain astounding wildlife, rich cultural history and provide a buffer against the impacts of climate change. They are a treasure – one we must steward with care.
On the eve of our 30th year, ONDA is proud to continue our decades of work protecting Oregon’s high desert. Wherever possible we will continue to work toward common ground with diverse stakeholders to reach sound, science-based management solutions for public lands. And when necessary we will fight for our public lands, challenging any attempt to sell off, give away or degrade these precious areas.
We will also make sure that voices like yours are heard. We need your help to do this, now and into the future. To start: Tell our elected leaders that you want them to be bold champions for our public lands.
Then, contribute to our efforts to ensure these areas will be there for future generations. Let’s stand together for public lands. If you have been taking your public lands for granted, this year has been a wake-up call to rise in support of our natural heritage. We thank you and look forward to working side by side with you for the future of our public lands.