High Desert Speaker Series

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

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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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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.”

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Taylor Goforth, Sage Society member

Taylor Goforth, Sage Society member

“I support ONDA on a monthly basis as a way I can keep in touch with the root of my conservation ethic and allow for their strong advocacy work to keep going. I count on them!”

Eastern Oregon Events

August 13, 2018 – Burns

Are Beavers the Key to Vibrant Desert Rivers?
Jefferson Jacobs, ONDA Stewardship Coordinator
Erica Maltz, Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resources Director
Nick Weber, Eco Logical Research

August 14, 2018 – Ontario

Explore the Owyhee’s Wonders
Tim Davis, Friends of the Owyhee
Corie Harlan, ONDA Owyhee Coordinator
Steve Stuebner, author of The Owyhee Canyonlands: An Outdoor Adventure Guide

September 6, 2018 – Mitchell

Exploring the Economic Future of Wheeler County
Damon Runberg, Regional Economist for the State of Oregon

 

All events are free and open to the public. Interested in volunteering? Email lindsay@onda.org.

Past events in the 2018 series

Bend Events

January 16, 2018

Notes From The Field: Campfire Edition
Oregon Natural Desert Association Stewardship Team

February 13, 2018

The Birds and the Bees: Sex Lives of High Desert Plants and Animals
LeeAnn Kriegh, author of The Nature of Bend

March 27, 2018

A Conversation with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim
Bruce Jim, Warm Springs Tribal Elder and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commissioner

April 10, 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Wild & Scenic Rivers
Zach Collier, owner of Northwest Rafting Company

 

All Bend series events will be held at the 10 Barrel Brewing Company’s Eastside Banquet Room at 62950 NE 18th Street in Bend.

All events will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Portland Events

January 29, 2018

The Dynamic Geologic Wonders of Eastern Oregon
Scott Burns, Professor of Geology at Portland State University

February 26, 2018

A Conversation with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim
Bruce Jim, Warm Springs Tribal Elder and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commissioner

March 26, 2018

Conservation Advocacy from the Beltway to Business

Erin Gaines, Advocacy Manager at KEEN Footwear

April 23, 2018

Notes From The Field
Oregon Natural Desert Association stewardship staff Ben Gordon and Michael O’Casey, and photographer Sage Brown

 

All Portland series events will be held at the First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland.

All events will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.