Encourage Rep. Bentz to protect Sutton Mountain

Mark Darnell

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Western Rattlesnake

Western Rattlesnake

Also known as the Great Basin Rattlesnake, these pit vipers have buff-tan coloring and small, oval blotches to blend into their arid surroundings. Small heat-sensing indentations on each side of the snake’s snout detects warm-blooded prey for better striking accuracy in the dark. Source: The Oregon Encyclopedia

Latin name: Crotalus oreganus lutosus

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Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

“If I have to pick a favorite place in Oregon’s high desert, it would be Sutton Mountain, but I’m excited about all of the Wilderness Study Areas,” says Terry, adding, “Each is a gem to explore, and I hope they all get protection someday… I love the scale of the physical beauty of the desert.”

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Encourage Rep. Bentz to protect Sutton Mountain

On November 3, 2021, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Merkley and Wyden introduced legislation to establish a Sutton Mountain National Monument. And Representative Bentz is also key to conserving this iconic landscape. […]

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Beech Creek Riparian Planting

Join ONDA in a riparian planting effort in partnership with the Burns Paiute Tribe to improve native fish habitat on Beech Creek, a tributary of the John Day River.

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Hay Creek Fence Pull

Join ONDA to remove two miles of fence along Hay Creek, part of Cottonwood Canyon State Park, to restore wildlife habitat and remove unnecessary materials. The work will involve removing staples and clips, cutting and rolling wire, pulling fence posts and removing wildlife exclosure fencing.

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Ruby Creek Riparian Planting

Riparian plantings are a great way to improve fish and wildlife habitat. They provide cooler water for native fish and increase a landscape’s capacity to store and clean water. This […]

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Where-To:
Soak Up Long Summer Days

For a Perfect Summer Day, Head to a Desert River With the sun rising before 6 am and twilight extending after 9 pm, summer days leave plenty of space for […]

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Ruby Creek Riparian Planting

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Fall 2022 Stewardship Trip Preview

Registration Opens June 1 Do you enjoy fall colors? Crisp days and starry nights? You will love the variety of stewardship opportunities ONDA is offering in the high desert this […]

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A Closer Look at the Proposed Sutton Mountain National Monument

Author: Mark Salvo  |  Published: March 1, 2022  |  Category: In the News  In November 2021, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced the Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills […]

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Malheur NF Springs Fencing

Plant riparian trees and shrubs along a newly restored stretch of Camp Creek to provide critical habitat for salmonids.

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