Owyhee River Rafting Trip

Owyhee River Rafting Trip

Join ONDA on a six-day guided float down 55 miles of the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River from Rome to Birch Creek. Includes a stewardship project.

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2019 Stewardship Trip Registration Opens

The moment you’ve been waiting for. ONDA’s line up of stewardship trips for 2019 will open for registration on the morning of February 25. Where will you go to improve the desert – to a deep gorge in the Steens Mountain Wilderness, to the shoulder of Hart Mountain, or into the John Day River Basin?...

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How to find a hot spring in the dark

ONDA’s Owyhee Canyonlands Coordinator Corie Harlan shares a lesson learned from a particularly epic trip into the Owyhee. Three hours into our drive to Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands, the AC quit working and I had a sinking feeling I’d forgotten my hiking boots – but there was no time to worry about any of that....

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In Search of the
Elusive Long-nosed Snake

UPDATE: Long-nosed snakes confirmed in the Owyhee! On August 19, 2018, ONDA shared this blog article about the possibility of Long-nosed Snakes in southeastern Oregon, requesting documenting photos of sightings which brought astonishingly quick results. To be exact, the very next day after that plea was posted! Herpetologist Alison Davis Rabosky emailed me several...

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10 Summer Adventures in Eastern Oregon

Escape the heat, or at least take your mind off the dog days of summer, with these 10 adventures found around Oregon’s high desert and along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT). From festivals to star-gazing and bike riding, we have something for everyone to enjoy east of the Cascades.

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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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A New Plan for 5 Million Acres

5 Reasons to Care, 3 Topics to Understand, 1 Way to Get Involved. How would you manage 5 million acres? This spring, you have a once-in-a-generation chance to answer that very question. The Bureau of Land Management will be seeking input from the public on the Southeast Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment (SEORMP), a...

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Painted Canyon Loop

If you love adventure and solitude, get ready to experience one of the best hikes in the Northern Owyhee Canyonlands. On the 8.5 mile Painted Canyon Loop (also known as the Carlton Canyon-Painted Canyon Loop) you’ll see stunning spires, three-hundred-foot canyon walls, old-growth sagebrush over twelve-feet tall – and true to its name –...

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In Portland: Owyhee Action Night

A lot has happened this year that has probably left you wondering - what can you do NOW to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands? Join ONDA in Portland at Coalition Brewing Co. on Thursday, December 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm to sip, share, and learn how we can work together to secure permanent...

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