Okanogan Highlands Alliance
concerned, informed, & empowered since 1992

OHA’s Mission is to…

Encourage and support education and public participation in decisions involving the integrity, sustainability, and prosperity of our community and the environment. Foster conservation of natural resources and take action to prevent environmental degradation.


What’s New?

Mine Monitoring

OHA’s mine monitoring program focuses on water quality issues at the Buckhorn Mine site. We use technical and legal avenues to push for actions that: increase public understanding of pollutant fate and transport and could stem the flow of pollutants from the mine.

Our recent activities include filing a clean water act citizen suit against the mining companies and successfully defending against a motion to dismiss some of our allegations.


OHA’s education program is guided by the belief that increasing awareness of the environment will increase empathy for, appreciation of, and desire to protect nature.

Highland Wonders: Speaker Series is back! January 7, 2022, join us in-person or virtually to learn about the Ice Islands of the Okanogan. Click Here to access the event on YouTube.

Highland Wonders: Podcast, season 2 is underway! Monthly episodes throughout the winter! Check out our Highland Wonders Podcast.


OHA’s restoration program works to restore habitat and ecosystem function of natural environments including streams, wetlands, and forests. We also maintain and build trails so that people are able to access nature with minimal impact to ecosystems.

We created a Virtual Field Guide to Beaver Dam Analogs about our Triple Creek Restoration Site in order to share some of the lessons learned there.


Interested in volunteering to steward highlands trails?  Check out our Events Calendar for dates and times, and complete our Volunteer Survey to let us know you are interested in joining us!

Interested in the Get Lost Trail Race? This year you can participate from far away or in-person on July 11! 14 mile, 7 mile, 3 mile distances plus a free kids race! Click here to Register! 


Our Get Lost Trail Race, a fun-fulled fundraiser for OHA, was a blast! Check out the results! Take a gander at the latest edition of our newsletter, the  Buckhorn Bulletin.

Sign of the Season

Breathing deeply, making observations, and connecting with nature makes even the hardest times a little bit easier. Here is a recent find.

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved? There are lots of ways to participate in our work to protect, improve, and learn about the Okanogan Highlands. 


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About OHA

Learn more about Okanogan Highlands Alliance by browsing through our history, timelines, and past newsletters.

Mine Monitoring

Learn more about the past and present advocacy efforts to protect the quality of Highland ecosystems and water.


Learn more about the Okanogan Highlands from our education series, Highland Wonders, and other OHA Educational Programs.


OHA restores several locations in the Okanogan Highlands so they can continue to be enjoyed for years to come.

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