Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon | Eugene

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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Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

You folks at ONDA really have your stuff together. Such a well-planned opportunity to comment, since figuring out how to connect with the gummint is off-putting. You make it work for me.

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The Oregon Desert Trail

Join the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick for an introduction to a long-distance adventure in Harney County. This 750-mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and Steens Mountain, and can be explored on foot, horseback, boat or even skis in the winter....

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Dark Desert Skies

For those of us who have spent time in Oregon’s high desert, there is no need to explain how truly dark skies showcase the wonders of the stars viewable by the naked eye. Night skies relatively free from light pollution — that is, human-created artificial lighting and atmospheric disturbances such as smog — will...

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Steens Mountain Travel Plan

Current Status Victorious! On appeal, the Ninth Circuit threw out BLM’s unlawful travel plan and critical wildlife habitat on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon has been protected from motorized disruption. Our goal Steens Mountain is one of the last remaining strongholds for the Greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird whose survival is threatened by fragmentation...

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Steens Mountain Fence Flagging with BHA

Our second year partnering with BHA to flag barbed wire fence on Steens Mountain to prevent sage-grouse collisions.

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Malheur Refuge Fence Mapping

Locate and map fence within the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for future removal or retrofit projects.

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