Desert Conference XXVI: Education, Inspiration, and Collaboration for Deserts of the Great Basin
September 20-22, 2012
You are invited to join the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) and fellow conservation organizations for the 26th Desert Conference. ONDA is proud to bring back this important event, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Sierra Club and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.
Since 1978, Desert Conference has served to bring together, inspire and educate those who care about the high desert of the Great Basin and beyond. The conference provides a forum for land-managers, conservation organizations, academics and advocates alike to educate and inspire one another, and collaborate on critical desert issues.
Panel topics include: Sage-grouse management and conservation, beaver recovery and stream restoration, public lands stewardship, renewable energy and habitat conservation, and much more.
Desert Conference XXVI will take place where the sagebrush sea meets the mountains in idyllic Bend, Oregon. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will kick off the conference on the evening of September 20th and panels will run September 21st and 22nd. This year’s conference features honored poet Ursula K. Le Guin, acclaimed author and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Kathleen Dean Moore, music by local bluegrass band Truck Stop Gravy, plus panels on topics covering a variety of desert issues. We hope you can attend this informative and fun-filled event!
Full conference: $50
Just interested in Friday night’s Keynote and festivities? $20 at the door, 6-9pm, The Old Stone Church
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.