Shape the future of the John Day River Basin

In the heart of the John Day country, the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management has drafted a plan to work with willing private landowners to acquire and consolidate public lands along the John Day River to ensure conservation of natural, cultural and historic resources while adding new opportunities for the public to swim, float, hike, camp, photograph, hunt and fish on the river. This is truly win-win-win situation: private landowners benefit, local communities that welcome visitors to the region benefit, and, we all — wildlife included — benefit by gaining more public lands for the common good.

Every voice counts in public lands planning, and we’re hoping to have hundred of people from this desert conservation community chime in with support for this proposal. Sign on to ONDA’s support letter now.

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Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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Wind and Birds in Quaking Aspen

Wind and Birds in Quaking Aspen

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Nate Wilson-Traisman, member since 2019

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 wild places. ONDA stood out as a leader in this respect, and when I’ve had money to contribute, ONDA has been a clear choice.”