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Broads always have something going on.

Our national Broadwalks and Broadworks are scheduled spring through fall. Regional Broadband ‘Walks & ‘Works happen pretty much year round. Be sure to check with your local Broadband for other activities including day hikes, stewardship projects, films, lectures, advocacy activities, and more.

ABOUT NATIONAL BROADWALKS

What’s a Broadwalk?

Broadwalks are events where attendees get to know the landscape and learn about protection issues specific to where the Broadwalk is held. There’s plenty of on-the-ground exploration and discussion with folks who know the place and the concerns. This gives attendees first-hand experience so they have a better understanding of why these landscapes warrant protection.

How Things Work

Mornings and evenings feature a wide array of interesting speakers; daytime activities include hikes with area experts to explore the region and stewardship projects in partnership with managing agencies (BLM, USFS, NPS).

Breakfast and dinner are group events, catered or prepared by a camp cook. Participants are usually responsible for their own trail lunches.

Good food, drink, and camaraderie are an essential part of our weekends. You’ll find there’s nothing like spending time with a group of Great Old Broads!

ABOUT NATIONAL BROADWORKS

Work Hard & Play Harder!

Broadwork events are stewardship-focused projects coordinated with partner organizations and land managers. Activities range from training and botanic field observations and monitoring of land health to all-out river restorations and invasive plant removal. No experience is necessary. Broads and Bros are trained and schooled in the “whats” and “whys” behind the Broadwork activity. Conversations and learning continue throughout the week.

Getting Down & Dirty

We camp out in sometimes rustic and remote (and beautiful) spots, while having a good-old time with folks who want to get out and mother Nature. There are generally 4 full workdays and a day of “play” thrown in the mix. These trips are limited to smaller groups.

Just as with Broadwalks, breakfast and dinner are group events, catered or prepared by a camp cook. Participants provide their own trail lunches. Delicious food, drink, and camaraderie abound!

ABOUT REGIONAL EVENTS

Keepin’ It Local

Our Broadband chapters host their own style of Broadwalks and Broadworks focused around regional or state issues. Each event has a flavor of its own, but includes many of the same elements as national events.

You’ll learn from local experts, agency folks, and others about the landscape, get out and hike to experience these places up close and personal, and lend a little love to the land working on stewardship projects.

Across the Nation

From exploring New Mexico’s Zuni Mountains, to a behind-the-scenes tour of Arizona’s Biosphere, to learning about the impacts of grazing in Eastern Oregon, and much, much more, our Broadbands are putting together some great experiences—and you can be a part of it!

To join a regional Broadwalk or Broadwork, contact your local Broadband chapter for more information or check out our Broadband Events calendar to see what’s on the schedule.

Past Broadwalks

We’ve been all over the place! Click on the icons below to find out about past Broadwalks. You’ll find a list of our Broadwalks below the map.

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Leopold White Mountains, AZ
  • Wild Olympics, WA

2012

  • Weitas Wilderness, ID
  • Protect Greater Canyonlands, UT

2011

  • San Juan Mountains, CO
  • Big Cypress Swampwalk, FL

2010

  • North San Diego County, CA
  • Tennessee Wilderness, TN

2009

  • Hidden Gems, CO
  • Escalante, UT

2008

  • Gold Butte, NV
  • Spring Basin, OR

2007

  • Dona Ana County, NM
  • Scotchman Peaks, ID

2006

  • Tumacacori, AZ
  • Manti La Sal, UT
    (A Broadwalk that really was our first Healthy Lands Project monitoring event)

2005

  • North Shore Road – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Valle Vidal, NM
  • Wild Sky, WA

2004

  • Dominguez Canyon – Gunnison River Broadfloat, CO
  • 15th Anniversary Celebration – Snow Canyon, UT
  • Yaak, MT

2003

  • Roan Plateau, CO
  • Vermont Wilderness, VT
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Broadfloat – Hula Hula River, AK

2002

  • Ventana Wilderness, CA
  • Black Ridge Wilderness- Ruby Horsethief Broadfloat, CO
  • Shawnee National Forest, IL

2001

  • Restoration Safari – Moab, UT
  • Otero Mesa, NM

2000

  • Nightingale Mountain Broadwalk – Reno, NV
  • Annual Wilderness Conference – Reno, NV

1999

  • Chix in the Stix Women and Wilderness Gathering – Tucson, AZ

1998

  • Eighth Annual Wilderness Conference – ???UT

1997

  • Wilderness Conference & Broadwalk – Escalante, UT

1996

  • Third Annual Broadwalk, Boulder Whiteclouds, Idaho
  • Sixth Annual Wilderness Conference – Ketchum, ID

1995

  • Broadwalk Across Utah Wilderness –
  • Fifth Annual Wilderness Conference – St George, UT

1994

  • Grandmother Mountain, ID
  • Annual Wilderness Conference, Moab, UT

1993

  • Third Annual Wilderness Conference, Brian Head, UT

1992

  • Wilderness Conference, Del Norte, CO

1991

  • Wilderness Conference, Eldora, CO

 Event Refund/Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made to Broads’ main office by phone (970-385-9577) or email to admin@greatoldbroads.org

Cancellation fees apply as follows:

  • 60 days or more prior to the event start date: $50 cancellation fee.
  • 15–59 days prior to the event start date: 50% of the event fee.
  • 0–14 days prior to event start date – entire event fee is forfeited.
  • The date the notice is received by the Broads main office will determine cancellation fee, so please call or email, as a mailed letter may delay this determination.

Emergency illness or death of an immediate family member:
Refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the event due to family death, illness or other extraordinary circumstance; however a cancellation fee of $50 will be retained to cover administrative costs. If such a situation occurs, please contact us as soon as possible by phone or email. Broads can work with you on a case-by-case basis, given proper notice.

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