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Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA)

Who We Are

ONDA is committed to engaging broad-based support in our efforts to conserve public lands in Central Oregon, the John Day River basin, the Greater Hart Sheldon Landscape and the Owyhee Canyonlands. Over the past 25 years, ONDA has earned many successes including the protection of Steens Mountain, the Oregon Badlands and Spring Basin as desert wilderness areas. We also operate a stewardship and restoration program to improve high desert fish and wildlife habitat, and ensure conservation laws to protect wildlife and important landscapes are upheld. Over time, ONDA-led efforts have added over 200,000 new acres of high desert Wilderness in Oregon and hundreds of miles of rivers and millions of acres of Oregon’s desert public lands have been protected.

What We Do

Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) has worked for more than 25 years to protect, defend and restore Oregon’s high desert. Our vision is to see millions of acres of beautiful and ecologically vital public land permanently protected, home to diverse populations of wildlife, and available for people to enjoy forever. Working in partnership with more than 10,000 members and supporters, ONDA is the only group dedicated exclusively to the conservation of Oregon’s high desert rivers and landscapes.


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