Essential, a film premiere

Essential, a film premiere

Save the date for the premiere of our newest short film, 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, creek, spring and river matters. Check back on Thursday, December 2 for...

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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, creek, spring and river matters. The waterways that crisscross Oregon’s high desert are arteries of life, fragile and… Essential. Check back in early December...

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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 needed monitoring and restoration projects throughout desert public lands. If you’re craving an adventure to experience the beauty of Oregon’s high desert in the...

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Seasons of the Desert

Each season in Oregon’s high desert, a new world unfolds. From spring blooms to autumn’s migrating birds, this virtual presentation will teach you a bit about what you’ll find year-round in the desert and provide travel suggestions to appreciate seasonal wonders. This event will be hosted on Zoom, registration is free and required. Only...

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How-to: Playa Like a Pro

Author: Renee Patrick  | Published: August 12, 2021  |  Category: How-to The Alvord Desert Wilderness Study Area is an iconic attraction in Oregon’s high desert. The 50-mile long Steens Mountain creates a rain shadow for this 35+ square mile desert wonder, and increasingly people from all over Oregon (and the world) have discovered the...

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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 September. And, in 2021 the federal agency responsible for more than 245 million acres of public land nationwide, including 16 million acres in Oregon...

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Streamside Story: Cody Hess

Author: Joanna Zhang  |  Published: June 3, 2021  |  Category: Profiles “While I was out there, I didn’t see a single person, didn’t hear an airplane or truck. There was just pronghorn, and solitude really. It was the best wilderness experience I’ve had.” During summer 2015, Cody Hess took two months off from his...

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High Desert Wonders

Whether you’re a new member of the desert conservation community, or want to be introduced to the vast beauty of Central and eastern Oregon, you’re invited to join us to get to know the High Desert Wonders. Our team will share stunning imagery, tips to plan your next visit, and provide ways to advocate...

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Nate Wilson-Traisman, member since 2019

“My greatest hope is that Oregon’s desert continues to gain public lands protections, and is guarded from unsustainable development, so that future generations may benefit from all the region has to offer. I felt inspired by trips to Oregon’s high desert, and was actively searching for ways to contribute to the protection of these...

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Protected: Burnt Car Road Monitoring

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