Stewardship Trips

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Oregon Natural Desert Association’s stewardship trips provide an incredible opportunity to help the wild lands and wildlife you love. Volunteer today!

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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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Sarah Graham, Sage Society Member

Sarah Graham, Sage Society Member

“I contribute to ONDA monthly because it adds up to a larger annual gift than what I’d be able to comfortably afford if I were to do a simple one-time donation annually. I’m able to give more to ONDA this way and have greater impact which is important to me, and my dog Polly.”

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Far from Big Macs

Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S.

Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010

2018 Trip Schedule

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Trip name
Dates
Region
Organizer
Difficulty
Beech Creek Fence Repair** May 15-18 John Day River Basin  Michael O’Casey 2
John Day River Float and Fence Removal May 17-21 John Day River Basin Jeremy Austin  3
Cottonwood Canyon State Park Riparian Restoration Project May 22-25 John Day River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 3
Badlands Trail Work June 1-3 Central Oregon Backcountry  Renee Patrick 2
Fremont National Recreation Trail Work June 21-24 Hart-Sheldon  Renee Patrick  5
Alder Springs Clean-Up and Trail Maintenance** June 22-24 Central Oregon Backcountry Lisa Foster 3
Bear Creek Beaver Dam Analogues Build July 5-8 John Day River Basin  Jefferson Jacobs 3
Beech Creek Juniper Removal** July 12-15 John Day River Basin  Michael O’Casey  3
Cottonwood State Park Beaver Dam Analogues Build** July 26-29 John Day River Basin  Jefferson Jacobs 3
Big Indian Gorge Trail Work August 2-6 Steens Mountain Region  Renee Patrick 5
Big Creek Riparian Restoration** August 16-19 John Day River Basin  Michael O’Casey  2
Cottonwood Canyon State Park Beaver Dam Analogues Build** August 23-26 John Day River Basin  Jefferson Jacobs  2
Nye Trail Work August 23-27 Steens Mountain Region  Renee Patrick 5
Logan Valley Planting Project August 27-30 John Day River Basin  Ben Gordon 2
Little Blitzen Gorge Trail Work September 6-10 Steens Mountain Region  Renee Patrick 5
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Fence Removal September 13-16 Steens Mountain Region  Michael O’Casey 3
Pine Creek Conservation Area Beaver Dam Analogues Build** September 17-21 John Day River Basin  Jefferson Jacobs 3
Hart Lake Restoration and Juniper Removal September 27-30 Hart-Sheldon  Michael O’Casey 1
High Lakes Fence Removal October 4-7 Hart-Sheldon  Jeremy Austin 4
South Fork Crooked River Riparian Restoration** October 11-14 Central Oregon Backcountry  Jefferson Jacobs 3
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Fence Retrofit** October 11-14 John Day River Basin  Michael O’Casey 3
Wiwaanyatt Creek Riparian Restoration Project** November 1-4 John Day River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 3
Deschutes River Ranch Riparian Restoration (single day trips)** November 29-Dec 7 Central Oregon Backcountry Jefferson Jacobs 2

Thank you Clabough Foundation for supporting ONDA’s stewardship and restoration work!

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Scenes from 2017 Stewardship Trips

Nate Wyeth

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Nathan Wallace

Aaron Tani

Tamara Enz