Protect Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands

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Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

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Julie Weikel on Wilderness

Julie Weikel on Wilderness

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Bonnie Olin, 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Bonnie Olin, 2017 Volunteer of the Year

“If you spend enough time in the wild, it will change you. So it was for me in Oregon’s high desert, especially in the Owyhee Canyonlands.” To support ONDA, Bonnie says, is to strive to protect the very values of Oregon’s high desert that are critical to the human experience: quiet and connectedness with nature. “Oregon’s desert,” she says, “broadens your understanding of your relationship to all living things.”

With 2.5 million acres of wildlands and hundreds of miles of Wild and Scenic rivers, Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands represents the largest conservation opportunity remaining in the lower 48 states. ONDA is working with local residents and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for permanent protection for this remote and wild area.