Steens Mountain: Wilderness Haven

Steens Mountain: Wilderness Haven

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Learn more about the crown jewel of Oregon’s high desert. Steens Mountain gained Wilderness protection 20 years ago, but the story doesn’t stop there. Discover places to explore and hear about the ongoing efforts to secure permanent conservation outcomes in this rugged landscape....

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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Fence Pull

Our annual work trip to the Malheur Refuge to remove obsolete fence near the refuge headquarters.

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Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon | Corvallis

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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Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon | Hillsboro

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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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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Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon | Eugene

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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Autumn – The Best Time to Visit Oregon’s Desert?

Spring, summer and winter are all strong contenders, but there’s mounting evidence that autumn could be the very best season to visit Oregon’s high desert. Consider … Temperature – Daytime highs are in the 70s, not the dripping-brow 90s and nighttime lows are in the lovely-for- sleeping 30s, not the teens. Color – Yes,...

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Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

As central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or...

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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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