Stewardship Trips

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

fact

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

voices

Cregg Large, member since 2009

Cregg Large, member since 2009

“I came to Oregon 12 years ago from Texas. Texas, for all its size, has very little public land. Coming to Oregon has made me realize the special gift we as Americans have in our public lands. Volunteering with an organization like ONDA is my way of reciprocating for this gift. Through restoration efforts, I feel we are helping leave a better place than we found it. Through advocating for protection for public lands, we safeguard migration routes for animals and keep the land where it belongs: with the public.”

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Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

Jane Heisler, Sage Society Member

I love to travel and I love the desert! Supporting ONDA monthly allows me to hit the road without forgetting Oregon’s high desert—even when I’m not there.

2019 Trip Schedule

ONDA runs trips from February through November each year. (And sometimes December and January, too). See the list of upcoming trips below.
If you plan to sign up for more than one trip, you can follow the apply now link from any trip and check the boxes for all the trips you wish to apply for.

Dates

Trip Name

Region

Leader

Difficulty

NOVEMBER
Nov 1-4 Cottonwood Canyon Planting John Day River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 3
Nov 4-7 Clear Creek Planting Malheur National Forest Lisa Foster 3
Nov 13-15 Deschutes/Tumalo Planting Deschutes River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 2

ONDA’s stewardship and restoration work is generously supported by many individuals, dozens of business members and a number of foundations and agencies, including The Autzen Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, National Forest Foundation, The North Face Explore Fund, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon State Parks, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, REI, Travel Oregon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Learn more about our Trip Difficulty Ratings.

Looking for something a little different than our stewardship trips? Check out our Independent Stewards program.

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Independent Stewards

Oregon Natural Desert Association’s Independent Stewards program offers volunteers a self-directed option for promoting a healthy high desert in addition to our structured option of guided stewardship trips. ONDA provides participants with resources and specific assignments; they learn new skills and complete critical tasks while giving their high desert adventures an elevated purpose.

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Scenes from 2018 Stewardship Trips

Thank you for making 2018 a resounding success!

Thank you for making 2018 a resounding success!

Thank you for making 2018 a resounding success!

Thank you for making 2018 a resounding success!

Thank you for making 2018 a resounding success!