Volunteer Opportunity: Wildflower Show and Pollinator Festival

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

The Oregon Badlands Wilderness, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, lies just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon, but arrive here and you might feel like you’ve stepped into an all-together different time and place. This is 30,000 acres of fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees. You may see pictographs, as...

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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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Willow Creek Planting (Day Trip)

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Wildlands Monitoring Training

Learn how to make field observations and record what you find when conducting annual monitoring of Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in eastern Oregon.

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Jake Place Planting #2

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Wildlands Monitoring Training

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Jake Place Planting #2

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

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