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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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Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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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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What defines Oregon’s high desert?

What defines Oregon’s high desert?

Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Blue Mountains to the north, Oregon’s high desert covers approximately 24,000 square miles. Annual rainfall in the high desert varies from 5 to 14 inches. The average elevation is 4,000 feet; at 9,733 feet, the summit of Steens Mountain is the highest point in Oregon’s high desert. The terrain of the high desert was mostly formed by a series of lava flows that occurred between 30 and 10 million years ago.

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia; Wikipedia  

Devin Dahlgren

Take Part in Desert Planning

This fall, you have a once-in-a-generation chance to help improve and protect the land, water and wildlife on almost 5 million acres of Oregon’s desert public lands. The Bureau of Land Management will be seeking input from the public on a planning process that will impact how our lands are used for a generation...

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Jim Davis   Website

Defend Whychus-Deschutes

Rep. Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from public lands in Whychus-Deschutes is working its way through the Senate. Now, it is up to Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to help come up with a solution that will permanently protect places like Alder Springs and Steelhead Falls while also making nearby communities...

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Curtis Reeser

Protect Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands

Please sign the petition urging our elected leaders to help permanently protect Oregon’s spectacular Owyhee!

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