Alder Springs Clean-up and Trail Maintenance

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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Sarah Graham, Sage Society Member

“I contribute to ONDA monthly because it adds up to a larger annual gift than what I’d be able to comfortably afford if I were to do a simple one-time donation annually. I’m able to give more to ONDA this way and have greater impact which is important to me, and my dog Polly.”

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Species Spotlight: Mountain Mahogany

By LeeAnn Kriegh Trees live their lives on a different timescale than ours, so it helps to slow ourselves down to fully appreciate them. Certainly, a shrubby little tree like curlleaf mountain-mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) isn’t going to catch our eye if we’re racing past along the trail. But take time for a closer look,...

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