About Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness

We are the stewards of Oregon Badlands Wilderness, a high desert jewel of the National Conservation Lands. Individuals are engaged in the community, in education and restoration projects while at the same time deepening their connection with the landscape and building support for wilderness in Oregon. Friends of the Badlands volunteers are a special group of people who are dedicated to preserving the Oregon Badlands Wilderness.

The Oregon Badlands Wilderness holds a number of remarkable and exciting landforms and geologic features. The 30,000-acre wilderness includes rugged high-desert features of unique volcanic formations and thousand year old juniper trees. Windblown volcanic ash and eroded lava make up the sandy, high-colored soil that covers the low and flat places in these fields of lava.

Learn more at their website.

From the blog

  • 10.29.13

    Rendezvous Wrap Up

    Thank you to all the members of the Friends Grassroots Network for making our sixth annual Friends Rendezvous such a success! Here’s coverage looking back at this great conference that was held October 25-27 in Bend, Oregon along the banks of the Deschutes River. Conservation Leaders Work to Expand the … read more

  • 10.28.13

    Barbed Wire and a Slow, Steady Pace in the Badlands

    “We don’t have to get it all out today” explained David Eddleston, Executive Director of the Friends of the Badlands. Our group was relieved by this direction, as we loaded up multiple coils of barbed wire, but leaving more on the ground in this GPS-marked cache of removed fence materials. … read more

  • 09.4.13

    September is National Wilderness Month!

    President Obama has declared September National Wilderness Month!  This month we enter the 50th year of The Wilderness Act, one of America’s landmark public lands conservation laws.  Planning is already underway to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in 2014 in Albuquerque and a number of other companion events.  Plan on attending one. … read more

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