Oregon's High Desert Wildlands, from the Badlands to the Owyhee
Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:00.
Come join the Oregon Chapter's High Desert Committee to learn about our efforts to protect desert wildlands such as the Owyhee Canyonlands. Joe Walicki will show a variety of slides from his years of exploring Wilderness Study Areas all across Oregon's vast High Desert. Joe founded the committee in 1989 and is a fountain of information about these special and still largely unprotected areas in southeast Oregon. Borden Beck has been leading trips to the desert for many years as well and will focus on imagery of the Owyhee region, the largest expanse of unprotected wild landscape in the continental US. You can expect a visual tour of a wide range of places in our desert landscape that few people get to very often. Our desert wildlands are far more than sand and sage! In addition to a little photo tour, we will discuss the Club's current efforts to permanently protect the Owyhee Canyonlands and elsewhere and we will share outings and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming season with the Club.