Essential

Kevin Clark

fact

Bitteroot

Bitteroot

Bitteroot blooms on north-facing cliffs in western North America.

The Paiute name for bitteroot is kangedya. Traditional Native American uses of the plant included eating the roots, mixed with berries and meat, and using the roots to treat sore throats.

 

watch

Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

watch

Stewardship Pronghorn Fence

Stewardship Pronghorn Fence


ESSENTIAL was made possible thanks to the generous donations of several talented creative professionals.

The video footage was provided courtesy of Kevin Clark, Brian J. Clark Productions, Think Wild, James Parsons at Extreme Oregon, and Fine Grain Pictures.

Ben Finley composed the original score. Lauren Gombas created the animations.

Additionally, several members of the ONDA staff contributed to create this piece, with production management by Corinne Handelman, voiceover narration by Hana Sant, editing by Barksdale Brown and direction by Lace Thornberg.


Essential

Oregon’s high desert is an arid landscape, defined by the scarcity of water, but that does not mean that this vast landscape is without water. It means that every stream, […]

Read More

Your Next Autumn Activity:
Volunteering

As golden aspen leaves and frosty mornings mark the arrival of fall in Oregon’s high desert, welcomed rains are bringing fire danger down and allowing volunteers to resume work on […]

Read More

Speak Up for the Big Quiet

The time period to comment on this item has now closed. Please subscribe to ONDA’s newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities.  Military training threatens remarkable wildlife, wildlands and waterways across […]

Read More

Reimagine Your Public Lands

Author: Lace Thornberg  |   Published: July 14, 2021  |  Updated: September 17, 2021 | Category: In the News National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in […]

Read More

Where-to: Have the Most Incredible Picnic in the Owyhee

Author: Joanna Zhang  |  Published: June 24, 2021  |  Category: Where-to Take your outdoor dining experience to the next level with one of these scenic picnic spots in the Owyhee […]

Read More

My Desert Adventure:
Bikepacking in the Owyhee

Author: Ben Groeneveld & Kevin Briggs  |  Published: April 16, 2021  |  Category: Where-To; Profile  “Where’s all your food?” the concerned sheriff asked, as he examined my packed bike near […]

Read More

My Desert Adventure: Paddling Oregon’s Grand Canyon

Author: Ajay Sapre  |  Published: April 2, 2021  |  Category: Profile A Portlander comes to understand that a trip down the Owyhee is about more than chasing rapids — it’s about […]

Read More

Winter Wildlife Watching

By Scott Bowler What’s there to do in the desert in the winter? Watch wildlife! In many ways, especially at lower elevations, winter’s cold weather can provide some great hiking […]

Read More

Signs of Winter

Author: Scott Bowler  |  Published: Dec. 15, 2020  |  Updated: Dec. 21, 2021  |  Category: Phenology Winter may seem harsh, and it is indeed a difficult time to live outdoors, […]

Read More

Add Your Voice

Author: Corie Harlan  |  Published: November 20, 2020  |  Updated: May 13, 2021  |  Category: How-To The Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act provides Malheur County with vital economic development […]

Read More