2024 Stewardship Trip Registration

Kevin Clark


Thank you for your interest in participating in an ONDA trip. We will respond to your complete submission within 2 weeks with an e-mail letting you know if you have been registered for the trip or have a spot on the waitlist. Additional details about the group stewardship trip will be emailed to you a few weeks before the event. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

In 2024 ONDA will have two registration periods for seasonal trips; however you will only need to fill out the full form once. A short form will be available for those registering for a second time.

Project Deposits

It takes a great deal of effort to plan each of our projects, and we have lofty objectives tied to the projects we design. To ensure that we have full trips, we are asking volunteers to make a $25 deposit for group trips to show their commitment to attending each trip they sign up for.

Please remember that project deposits are refundable. Once you complete your volunteer project with ONDA, you will have the option to request a refund or donate your deposit.


If you cancel less than one month before the project start date, your deposit will be considered a donation to ONDA’s Stewardship Program and will be used to offset the hardship of backfilling your space. Thank you for your understanding.


We ask for this information so that our trip staff will know in advance of any special medical conditions you may have. These questions are NOT used to screen trip participants; however, the leader may contact you to discuss whether the trip(s) you have registered for will be safe and enjoyable for you. This form is confidential, seen only by ONDA trip leaders.




Bitteroot blooms on north-facing cliffs in western North America.

The Paiute name for bitteroot is kangedya. Traditional Native American uses of the plant included eating the roots, mixed with berries and meat, and using the roots to treat sore throats.



Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

Helen Harbin, ONDA Board Member

“I connect with Oregon’s high desert through my feet, my eyes, my sense of smell, and all the things I hear. Getting out there is a whole body experience.” Supporting ONDA, Helen says, not only connects her with wild landscapes, but is also a good investment. “I felt like if I gave them $20, they might squeeze $23 out of it.”


Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse

Stewardship Fence Building Timelapse

2024 Spring Stewardship Registration Form

Allow about 10 minutes to complete all the information; the form can be saved and returned to.

You will need to complete all three sections: 1) your information, 2) project selection, 3) participation waiver.

In 2024 ONDA will have two registration periods for seasonal trips; however you will only need to fill out the full form once. A short form will be available for those registering for a second time.
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Please ensure the email address entered here is unique to you. If you enter the same e mail address as another ONDA contact (likely a spouse or family member) it will cause a significant delay in processing your form.
mm/dd/yyyy (form will not be accepted if date is not in this format.)
Do you have a suspended license, have you had a DUI/DWI within the past 7 years, or three moving violations within the last 3 years? (required)
Emergency Contact Information
Medical Information
Please describe your reactions (severity and symptoms) to each, and if you carry an anaphylaxis kit.
Physical limitations, medical conditions or restrictions (required):
mm/dd/yyyy (form will not be accepted if date is not in this format.)
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Project Selection
Please indicate the group stewardship trip or independent stewards project you are interested in joining. Your $25 per trip deposit (for each group trip - independent projects have no deposit this year) will be calculated automatically.
Payment Information
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Please read carefully before completing - This is a release of liability and a release of certain legal rights
In consideration for my being permitted by the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) to participate in the various activities that take place in the backcountry and wilderness regions of Oregon, I agree to the following waiver and release: I acknowledge that backcountry and wilderness travel, activities and work projects have inherent risks, hazards and dangers that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. I understand that these risks, hazards and dangers include without limitation:
  1. Risks arising from any activities in areas where no outside services are available or provided; where rescue and advanced medical care and services are limited and will be slow, if available at all; where trail or road conditions vary, are not maintained or controlled and are unpredictable and changeable; where hazards may not be obvious or visible; where weather is changeable and unpredictable;
  2. Risks involved in decision making and route finding in a wilderness environment; and
  3. Such other risks, hazards and dangers that are integral to wilderness travel and any and all outdoor sports and activities that take place in a wilderness environment such as hiking, climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, working, trail construction and repair.
I have read and understand the information provided by ONDA regarding the activities, work projects, and travel to and from the areas for such activities and projects and also acknowledge that ONDA staff has been available to more fully explain to me the risks, hazards and dangers of the subject activities and projects. I understand that participation in the travel, activities, and projects in a wilderness environment may require good physical conditioning and a degree of skill and knowledge different from other activities. I understand that I have responsibilities as a backcountry user. I am voluntarily participating in the activities and projects of ONDA with full knowledge of the inherent risks, hazards and dangers involved and hereby assume and accept any and all risks of injury, paralysis or death.
Lastly, for myself, my heirs, successors and executors, I hereby knowingly and intentionally waive and release, indemnify and hold harmless ONDA, its directors, officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and Negligence of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my participation in the activities and projects of the ONDA, the use of its information services and traveling in a wilderness environment from Negligence of ONDA, its directors, officers, agents or employees, or from some other cause. I further agree not to sue ONDA as a result of any injury, paralysis or death that may occur while participating in its activities or projects.
Photo release: ONDA frequently uses photos of, and by, volunteers in ONDA’s newsletter, web and print publications. I allow ONDA to use any photos I appear in or have provided to ONDA.
I have carefully read, clearly understand and voluntarily sign this statement of understanding and assumption of risk.