High Desert Speaker Series

Jim Davis

Hear from speakers with deep knowledge to share on intriguing aspects of high desert science, culture and recreational opportunities.

All 2021 High Desert Speaker Series events will be hosted on Zoom webinars. Questions? Email us today!

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Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

Elisa Cheng, member since 2013

“ONDA stewardship trips inspire me. I get to learn new things and see new places, and in the process perform important work that improves the wildlife habitat.”

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Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

“I find enjoyment in the peaceful wide open spaces, geology, and rich history of Oregon’s high desert,” says Mary. Reflecting on volunteering, she continues, “If you have the ability and desire, it’s important to do something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, because every little bit helps.”

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Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

“It feels good to support ONDA on a monthly basis, because I know they never stop supporting our public lands. ONDA works to help make our lands a better place for the future, and I feel like I’m a part of that every month with my support.”

Upcoming Events

The Hope of Wild Places Tuesday, February 16, 2021

featuring Warm Springs Paiute spiritual leader and oral historian Wilson Wewa and photographer and filmmaker Jason Houston

The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers Tuesday, March 30, 2021

featuring Dr. Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark

Stories from the Sagebrush Sea Tuesday, April 20, 2021

featuring Ed Jahn, Executive Producer of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Field Guide”

 

All events in the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series will be hosted online. Registration is free and required for each event. Registration opens for each presentation one month before the event, through the link on the individual event page.

Special thanks to First Interstate Bank for sponsoring the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series!