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. 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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Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

“If I have to pick a favorite place in Oregon’s high desert, it would be Sutton Mountain, but I’m excited about all of the Wilderness Study Areas,” says Terry, adding, “Each is a gem to explore, and I hope they all get protection someday… I love the scale of the physical beauty of the desert.”

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Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

“To me, it’s a thru-hike in an isolated place that promotes a conversation in land management, ethics and usage. Hiking across a vast and remote landscape and having a random and chance encounter with cowboys and hunters to discuss how ‘all of us’ should treat the land, how we all have a responsibility, no matter our political leanings, really showed me the pulse of the people in rural areas, especially here out west.”

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The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region

The Land Between: The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region