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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Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

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Badger

Badger

Badgers are generally nocturnal, but, in remote areas with no human encroachment, they are routinely observed foraging during the day. They prefer open areas with grasslands, which can include parklands, farms, and treeless areas with crumbly soil and a supply of rodent prey.

Badgers are born blind, furred, and helpless. Their eyes open at four to six weeks.

Latin name: Taxidea taxus

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

2018 Trip Schedule

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Trip name
Dates
Region
Organizer
Difficulty
Clarno Nursery Willow Harvest #1 February 7 John Day River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 1
Clarno Nursery Willow Harvest #2 February 13 John Day River Basin Michael O’Casey 1
Clarno Nursery Willow Harvest #3 February 24 John Day River Basin Michael O’Casey 1
Hart Mountain Lek Count March 15-18 Hart-Sheldon Jeremy Austin 3
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Fence Retrofit  March 15-18 John Day River Basin Michael O’Casey 3
Muleshoe Creek Riparian Restoration Project March 20-23 John Day River Basin Jefferson Jacobs 2
Bridge Creek Cottonwood Planting and Caging April 3-6 John Day River Basin Michael O’Casey 1
Owyhee River Float Trip April 24-30 Owyhee Region Michael O’Casey 3
South Fork Crooked Riparian Restoration Project May 3-6 Central Oregon Backcountry Jefferson Jacobs 3
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
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
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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

*=tentative dates

Save the date for ONDA’s Annual General Meeting: April 20-22, 2018.

Learn more about our Trip Difficulty Ratings.

Scenes from 2017 Stewardship Trips

Nate Wyeth

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Nathan Wallace

Aaron Tani

Tamara Enz