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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Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

Durlin Hicock, Alice Elshoff Award winner

“Protecting public land is part of my spiritual being. It’s central to my identity to be in wilderness and to see it protected.” Durlin is proud to protect public lands for future generations, saying, “The highlight of my childhood was our family’s weekend outdoor trips. I look forward to my grandchildren having similar experiences outside in their lifetimes, and it wouldn’t be possible without ONDA.”

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Discover Desert Pronghorn

Discover Desert Pronghorn

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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.”