A project of FRIENDS OF OREGON BADLANDS WILDERNESS
Protect, Preserve and Restore this central Oregon jewel of high desert wilderness
The Friends of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness is a non-profit organization of hard working volunteers dedicated to preserving, protecting, and maintaining the wilderness for future generations and ourselves. We call ourselves the Fobbits… a fun name for a group with a serious mission.
Just 15 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon, this unique area features the rugged beauty uncommon anywhere else. Majestic, gnarled juniper trees, colorful wildflowers, and fragrant sage grow from the soil of volcanic ash and give homes and food to several species of native wildlife such as deer, elk, bobcat, coyote, rabbit, eagle and marmots. These creatures along with the plant life and terrain create a diverse habitat for the enjoyment of the recreational enthusiast.
Most people who visit this jewel of the High Desert value it highly. Sadly some do not. These thoughtless people have abused the wilderness with pollution, vandalism, and illegal motor vehicle use which has left ugly scars upon the landscape.
This is where the Friends of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness have stepped in. This group of private citizens has taken a stewardship role to care for the Badlands and undo the damage caused by others. In fact, the Fobbits are the only organization now doing so. The Fobbits have put in literally thousands of volunteer hours replacing destroyed trail markers and informational signs, removing trash and discarded household appliances, dismantling old fencing and ranching equipment, and monitoring suspected illegal activity.
All proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Badlands for everything to replacing vandalized signs to producing trails maps and brochures, educational trips for schools, stewardship outings for troubled youth and with organizations working with the developmentally challenged. Your donation is tax deductible, the Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness tax id number is 27-0871855
Please help us in our efforts to preserve this area for everyone and generously donate funds to keep this stewardship effort going.