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Photos of the Alvord Desert side of the Steens WSA in eastern Oregon




























Images Copyright© 2006 by Robert Speik. All Rights Reserved.


From our calendar of interesting events:
Tuesday to Friday, September 26 to 29, 2006, join ONDA in the Steens/ Alvord Desert to help inventory wilderness values on your public lands
Areas we will be inventorying that are currently not protected include the highlands and lowlands below the summits of the Steens Wilderness. Inventory work will include hiking, driving, taking photos, mapping, and writing. No experience is necessary as ONDA’s staff will provide the training and tools (cameras, GPS units, field guides, and maps); you just need to show up! Base camp is located at Mann Lake along the Fields Delano Highway bordering the Alvord Desert. Spend the days inventorying wilderness-quality lands; spend the evenings stargazing or visiting with fellow volunteers.

Please bring your own food, camp stove, sleeping bag, blankets, sleeping pad, tent, towel, dinnerware, sunscreen, mosquito spray, and pillow. Other indispensable items include: water bottles, hiking footwear, long pants, sun hat, waterproof footwear, camp chair, binoculars, drinks and tasty snacks. If you have your own digital camera, compass, GPS unit, and/or field guides, we strongly encourage you to bring them. For information call Bob Speik at 541-385-0445. See photos of a previous trip.




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Oregon Natural Desert Association - ONDA

Photos of a Wilderness inventory near Juntura, in eastern Oregon
ONDA survey of Owyhee Canyon
Owyhee Canyon Wilderness study area
Oregon's Owyhee River inventory delivered to BLM
About the Owyhee River wilderness inventory with ONDA

Pulling barbed wire fence at the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge with ONDA
Scenes from an ODFW - STEP volunteer 1,000 mile drive around eastern Oregon
Backpacking Big Indian Gorge in The Steens   
NOLS group on an Owyhee River Canyon adventure
Owyhee River desert lands - Jordan Valley Rodeo
Steens Mountain wedding in Eastern Oregon

USFS Five Buttes Healthy Forest fire reduction program in Central Oregon
Bob McGown, AAC Section Chair, builds a telescope pad at Pine Mountain Observatory
Becoming an Outdoors Woman classes in LaPine, Oregon with the ODFW
Pulling barbed wire fence at the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge with ONDA
A tour of the aftermath of the B & B forest fire with the Sierra Club
Adopt-a-Road with TraditionalMountaineering
The Bend Bicycle Festival 2004
Wolves introduced to the High Desert Museum
Twenty old growth Juniper stolen from The Badlands WSA   More information
A sustainable way to use feathers to adorn my lady
ODFW clinic - Becoming an Outdoors Woman
President Bush holds photo opportunities
Trail Crew builds a log bridge over Spring Creek
Sierra Club holds a Christmas party
Tour fire ravaged Davis Lake
IMBA helps COTA build trails
South Sister climbers trail relocated
President Bush hopes no child will be left behind
Adopt-A-Highway with TraditionalMountaineering
Department of Inferior dumps wilderness protection
An ODFW juvenile steelhead sampling project near John Day, Oregon
The ODFW juvenile steelhead survey in the stream
Owyhee Canyon wilderness study area in south east Oregon
ONDA's Owyhee wilderness inventory camp near Rome, Oregon
Riverfest river cleanup in Bend Oregon
USFS Mud Bog poster
A Pay to Play bust
President Bush reassures us that SUVs do not damage the environment!
President Bush overlooking the environment
Al Gore and his young son summit Mt. Rainier
Fee Demo demonstration in Central Oregon