Conservation Alliance funding helped the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) secure protection for the Badlands Wilderness Study Area east of Bend, Oregon. ONDA used our support to participate in a BLM management planning process that resulted in a new plan for the Badlands that prohibits motorized vehicles from the 30,000-acre wildland. The plan also allows BLM to permanently retire permits to graze livestock in the Badlands. While working to influence the new management plan, ONDA negotiated a deal with a local rancher to purchase his Badlands grazing permit and pass it back to BLM to retire.
- PROJECT NAME:
- Oregon’s Badlands
- Oregon Natural Desert Association
- 30,000 acres protected