Volunteer Opportunity: First Friday tabling at Patagonia @ Bend

Volunteer Opportunity: First Friday tabling at Patagonia @ Bend

Join ONDA for First Friday at Patagonia @ Bend on July 5! We’ll be sharing information about our conservation and restoration initiatives and connecting interested folks with our work, all while enjoying cold drinks in a fun community atmosphere.  Volunteers will set up at 5 p.m. and break down at 7:30 p.m. Email Caelin@onda.org...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Wildflower Show and Pollinator Festival

Join ONDA on Saturday, July 6 at the Sunriver Nature Center for the 2019 Wildflower Show and Pollinator Festival! Volunteers will share information about ONDA’s restoration and conservation initiatives, set up and break down the ONDA table and connect community members with our work. View hundreds of native wildflowers, a honeybee hive demonstration, local...

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Desert Wilderness Retrospective

A Tale of Two Wilderness Areas: Badlands and Spring Basin On March 30, 2009, President Obama signed a massive public lands package into law, with the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and Spring Basin Wilderness among the many places protected. Besides sharing the same birthday and being located in Oregon’s high desert, the Badlands and Spring...

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Dark Desert Skies

For those of us who have spent time in Oregon’s high desert, there is no need to explain how truly dark skies showcase the wonders of the stars viewable by the naked eye. Night skies relatively free from light pollution — that is, human-created artificial lighting and atmospheric disturbances such as smog — will...

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Badlands Challenge

To honor the tenth anniversary of Oregon Badlands Wilderness designation, ONDA is hosting a six-month long exploration challenge. 30,000 acres of fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees await you, all just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon. Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping...

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Badlands Bash

Join ONDA and the Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness at FootZone Bend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. On March 30, 2009, President Obama signed a massive public lands package that protected the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Spring Basin Wilderness, and many more. Come raise a glass to high desert wilderness...

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South Fork WSA Fence Build #2

Backpacking to a remote location and building fence to protect riparian habitat.

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South Fork WSA Fence Build #1

On the first of several trips slated for this area over the next few years, we will backpack out to a piece of privately owned land within the South Fork Crooked River Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to build a challenging, but important, fence around 80 acres on the river. This fence will accomplish many...

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Willow Creek Planting (Day Trip)

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Deschutes/Tumalo Planting

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