Meet Aaron Tani

Aaron Tani

Finding New Places to Love Through Stewardship and Protecting Them Through Sage Society

  Aaron Tani, an ONDA member since 2016, regularly volunteers on stewardship trips and contributes monthly as part of the Sage Society.  A Central Oregonian since 1986, Aaron has grown to love Oregon’s high desert for its vastness and the solitude found while exploring this landscape. Friends introduced Aaron to ONDA, and his first...

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2018 Volunteer of the Year

Meet Terry Butler. A search for information about Sutton Mountain led Terry Butler to ONDA. In 2014, he joined an ONDA stewardship trip in Logan Valley. By 2015, Terry’s volunteering repertoire had expanded to attending town halls, making phone calls, leading guided hikes, and helping out at events. He’s a central hub in our strong...

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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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Ten Springtime Adventures

Have the longer days and warmer temps led you to experience bouts of day-dreaming and window-gazing? Put that wanderlust to work! Plan on your trip to the desert, and get out there! With flowers blooming, birds migrating and roads drying out, spring is just about the best time to explore southeast Oregon. Here, we...

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Fence Retrofit – 1

Help retrofit miles of fence to make the landscape safer for wildlife at the Clarno unit of this National Monument

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2018 Annual General Meeting

ONDA's Annual General Meeting is always a great time to catch up with your "ONDA volunteer family", dance to fun music and spend a day doing meaningful restoration work.

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John Day Float and Pull

Join ONDA in a five day guided float on the lower John Day River.

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Logan Valley Planting Project

Team up with the Burns Paiute Tribe to improve wildlife habitat in Logan Valley, located just south of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

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Beech Creek Juniper Removal

A project with the Burns Paiute Tribe to improve riparian habitat along a tributary to the John Day.

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