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Jeremy Austin

Speak up for Oregon’s high desert.

Every one of us must be an advocate for the lands and wildlife we love or risk losing them forever. Take action today to help protect Oregon’s high desert for the future!

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Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

Craig Terry, ONDA member and stewardship volunteer

“The people I have had the privilege to share time with each season keep me volunteering again and again. Who else but those ONDA staff leaders would make fresh coffee at dawn each morning or pack a watermelon all day to serve as a reward under a juniper in a steep canyon?” Craig, who grew up in northwestern Nevada, says ONDA connects him with places he loves and a mission he believes in. “My grandfather and his father put up wire fences for their ranching needs. Taking out barbed wire sort of completes a circle for me.”

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Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

You folks at ONDA really have your stuff together. Such a well-planned opportunity to comment, since figuring out how to connect with the gummint is off-putting. You make it work for me.

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Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Oregon’s first desert wilderness

Steens Mountain: Oregon’s first desert wilderness

On October 30, 2000, Congress passed the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act, finishing the work that had taken ONDA and the other members of the Steens-Alvord Coalition decades  

Steens Mountain is a land of startling contrasts: dramatic u-shaped

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Jim Davis   Website

Thank your Senators for leading on the Owyhee!

Send an email thanking Senator Wyden for his strong leadership and Senator Merkely for co-sponsoring this powerful proposal to protect over 1.1 million acres of public lands as Wilderness in Oregon. Please edit the message below to reflect why the Owyhee is important to you.

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Greg Shine

Nominate a Wild and Scenic River

Senator Ron Wyden is calling for Oregonians to help him develop legislation to protect Oregon’s most special rivers, and he wants to hear from YOU! Please edit the message below to include the name and location of the river(s) or creek(s) you are nominating. Describe the “outstandingly remarkable values” that you believe qualify your...

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