John Day River Basin
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Home to Wild Waters
The John Day River Basin, in northeastern Oregon, is ruggedly beautiful country holding mountainous terrain, steep river canyons, and rich wildlife habitat.
Absent of dams and among the longest free-flowing rivers in the nation, the John Day River is home to wild steelhead, Chinook salmon, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and interior redband trout.
A Record of Ancient History
The John Day River Basin is a geologic wonder, where Oregon’s ancient history is on display. The region’s famous John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a starting point for exploring 50 million years of natural wonders.
Preserving a Native Fish Stronghold
For decades, Oregon Natural Desert Association has aimed to protect and restore this region’s natural legacy. From critical habitat for fish and wildlife, to the captivating experience the region offers visitors and beyond, the John Day River Basin is worthy of strong conservation action. ONDA’s vision for new protections centers on Sutton Mountain.