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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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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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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Speak Up for the Big Quiet

Military training threatens remarkable wildlife, wildlands and waterways across Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands. The U.S. Air Force has released a proposal to expand military aircraft training across huge swaths of southeastern Oregon, northern Nevada, and southwestern Idaho. The proposal threatens to subvert broadly supported efforts to conserve one of the wildest expanses of Oregon’s high...

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Sean Bagshaw   Website

Thank Oregon’s Senators for Protecting Desert Rivers

On February 3, 2021, Oregon’s Senators introduced the River Democracy Act, which would protect hundreds of miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon’s High Desert, from Whychus Creek to the Owyhee! This momentous bill grew out of a public nomination process led by Senator Wyden that resulted in over 15,000 nominations for rivers,...

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Devin Dahlgren   Website

Let Oregon’s elected leaders know: It’s time to protect the Owyhee!

The Owyhee Canyonlands are the wildest stretch of Oregon’s high desert. It is the largest unprotected expanse of public lands in the Lower 48. And, the time to protect this remarkable wild place is now. A bill that would protect more than 1 million acres of the most important ecological, cultural and recreational resources...

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