Meet Lizzy Potter

Gena Goodman-Campbell

Meet Lizzy Potter

A desert advocate in profession and passion An Oregonian by choice and attorney by trade, Lizzy Potter has supported ONDA for about 10 years and feels a deep connection to Oregon’s high desert, even though she lives on the west side of our state. Lizzy’s passion runs deep: “the smells of juniper, sage, and...

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Journey

ONDA’s Wild Desert Calendar spurred Mark Darnell to visit Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) throughout Oregon on the hunt for his own high desert images. Mark takes us through his adventures visiting lesser-know WSAs and shares how that journey became so much bigger than what he had expected. Story and images by Mark Darnell The hunting...

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Defend Whychus-Deschutes

Rep. Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from public lands in Whychus-Deschutes is working its way through the Senate. Now, it is up to Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to help come up with a solution that will permanently protect places like Alder Springs and Steelhead Falls while also making nearby communities...

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Alder Springs Clean-up and Trail Maintenance

Clean-up the trail, remove noxious weeds, and perform light trail maintenance in the scenic Alder Springs area.

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Species Spotlight: Black Cottonwood

Where There’s Cottonwood, There’s Water. We recommend listening to this Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Soundscape while you read this Species Spotlight. At the new Riley Ranch Nature Reserve in Bend, a friend pointed into the distance and said, “Huh, looks like there’s water over that rise.” We couldn’t actually see any water, so how did...

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Desert Naturalist Hike Series

Discover the stories that lie hidden in the desert sagebrush on a hike with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. All are welcome but hike space is limited and pre-registration is required. See more information below. Complete trip details are provided upon registration. You can find all of the hikes coordinated by ONDA on the GUIDED HIKE tab of...

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South Fork Crooked Riparian Planting

A great weekend planting several thousand trees along the South Fork Crooked River.

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South Fork Crooked Riparian Planting

Help us transform this creek by planting riparian trees and shrubs along a half-mile reach.

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