Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Go east on this virtual tour for a new desert adventure and a sense of solitude. You’ll learn about recreation and conservation opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and the John Day River Basin. Join ONDA’s Program Coordinator...

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Postponed: Desert Hiking Tips & Trips | Vale

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Hiking season is right around the corner! One of the best times to hike in the desert is the late spring. Come to the Vale Library Conference room to get some helpful tips for maximizing the...

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Postponed: Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail | Ontario

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750 miles AND multi-sport? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter. Come hear about how this project got started...

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51 Rivers That Could
Be Wild and Scenic

Dear Senator Wyden, Thank you for your visionary leadership to preserve Oregon’s wild rivers, clean water, and wildlife for the future. I sincerely appreciate this opportunity to help develop legislation to protect my favorite rivers. For the past four years, I’ve been working to establish the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, a project of the...

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Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon | Salem-Keizer

Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into multiple unique high desert landscapes. When planning your next outdoor trip, consider looking east for a new desert adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Owyhee...

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New Hikes in Eastern Oregon | Portland

Oregon’s hiking guru will take you on a slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.” Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a...

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Meet Felice Kelly

Passionate desert advocate Since moving to Oregon in 2016, Felice Kelly discovered Oregon’s dry side and was immediately inspired, saying, “Once I made it out to the high desert, I knew that I wanted to play a part in the conservation of the landscape.” She savors the moments after crossing the Cascade Mountains from...

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Routes vs. Trails: Take Your Hiking to the Next Level

Routes, unmarked and often undefined, offer a totally different backcountry experience than hiking a developed trail like the PCT, and they tap into a different set of skills. An impressive thru-hiking resume alone doesn’t prepare one for the route-finding, remote and rugged terrain, and navigational demands of a long-distance route. Learn the difference between...

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Only You Can Prevent
Sagebrush Fires

You might think of forests when you think “wildfire,” but, as OPB reported in May, nearly 75 percent of all acres burned in the west over the past two decades were on rangelands — not forest. As someone who lives in or visits sagebrush country, you have an important responsibility to help prevent human-caused...

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