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

Devin Dahlgren   Website

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 in the Owyhee is making its way through Congress. And, after a Senate hearing last week, we are closer than ever to seeing this remarkable place protected for current and future generations. 

As someone who loves Oregon’s desert, it’s up to you. Please take a moment now to let our elected leaders know how much the Owyhee matters to you. 

With your help, ONDA will keep working with our Senators, Representatives and our community throughout the many steps in this process to ensure the final bill does right by one of our last, best wild places.

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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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Bitteroot

Bitteroot

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.

 

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Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls

Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls