Share Your Vision
for Southeastern Oregon

Nearly 5 million acres of public land in Owyhee Canyonlands need your voice this summer.

The Bureau of Land Management has released its Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for Southeastern Oregon. ONDA’s assessment of the BLM’s preferred alternative is that it:

  • fails to adequately protect lands with wilderness characteristics
  • disregards local stakeholder input
  • fails to implement common sense rules on where off-road vehicles can travel
  • leaves wild desert places to camp, hunt, fish, and hike vulnerable to development pressure

This process – and opportunity for public comment – follows two decades of successful advocacy and precedent-setting legal action led by ONDA. Now, the BLM needs to hear from people who know, use, and love our public lands that there is strong, broad support for conservation in the Owyhee.

Comment now to share your vision for this remarkable landscape.

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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

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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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Young Horny Toad Lizard

Young Horny Toad Lizard

In the summer these lizards begin foraging for food as soon as their body temperature rises as the heat of the day increases. They feed on slow-moving, ground-dwelling insects. In the fall they hibernate by burying themselves in the sand.

Latin name: Phrysonoma platyrhinos