Hootenanny at Home

Hootenanny at Home

While this won’t be our usual barn-stomping party in Bend or Portland, we’re bringing the celebratory mood of our annual High Desert Hootenanny straight into your living room with this virtual event – the Hootenanny at Home. Register now and we’ll send you a custom party package, including our desert-inspired drink menu and party...

Read More

Six Unique Ways to Give

An inky night sky studded with endless stars. Quirky sage-grouse dancing at dawn. A soothing soak in a peaceful hot spring. Discovering delicate desert blooms. Spotting soaring migratory birds. Sage-green vistas that stretch out for miles and miles.  Scenes like these – which you can see in the photos below – are just a...

Read More

Restoring Wildlife Habitat on Tribal Properties- Postponed

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. For our March High Desert Speaker Series event, wildlife experts Calla Hagle and Carter Crouch will share stories of the varied and exciting work that the Burns Paiute Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is doing on the...

Read More

Postponed: Discover the Wild Owyhee | Portland

This event is currently postponed due to public health concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date. Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands is one of the wildest places in the country. For this High Desert Speaker Series event, follow along with Corie Harlan, ONDA’s Owyhee Coordinator, on an exploration of this incomparable region, its awe-inspiring...

Read More

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...

Read More

High Desert Speaker Series
Bigger and Better in 2020

Each year, ONDA’s High Desert Speaker Series highlights the wildlife, geology, culture, history, recreation and other unique and worthy-of-protection elements of Oregon’s high desert. In 2019, we were amazed by the enthusiasm expressed for the series. Most events sold out in less than a day! We value providing informative and inspiring programming to as...

Read More

Oregon’s Unique High Desert

Join photographer Jim Davis for a visual tour through the jaw-dropping wild country of Oregon’s high desert. Pictographs dating back thousands of years. Sweeping views of landscapes that have looked the same for centuries. Dark night skies filled with endless stars. All of these qualities and more give Oregon’s high desert a unique timeless quality...

Read More

High Desert Hootenanny: Portland

Raise a glass to celebrate the wonders of Oregon’s high desert and recent conservation success at ONDA's High Desert Hootenanny in Portland.

Read More

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...

Read More

Discover Oregon’s Desert Rivers

Oregon’s high desert is defined by deep river canyons, natural hot springs and remote streams that allow wildlife to flourish. Join Oregon Natural Desert Association on a journey of Central and eastern Oregon’s wild rivers. You’ll learn where you can explore these rivers by foot, by boat, or with a fly rod in hand....

Read More