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Broadband Leader: Carol Savonen
Broadband Co-Leader: Cyndi Anderson
Address:
Philomath, Oregon
Description:

Willamette Valley and surrounds, from Salem to Eugene

Carol Savonen

Contact:
Carol Savonen
willamettebroads@gmail.com

Co-Leader: Cyndi Anderson

Focus Areas:

  • Old growth timber issues
  • NW Forest Plan
  • Crater Lake proposed wilderness
  • Other proposed wilderness expansions
  • Climate change
  • Forest planning
  • Getting out into the wild!

Projects:

  • Paying attention and attending meetings re: local USFS and BLM land protections and changes to laws/regulations
  • Getting out to experience and learn about our local wild lands
  • Tabling local events for Broads, such as recent Women in the Outdoors celebration in Eugene and 350.org event at OSU
  • Organizing with ONDA and other groups, local 5-day Broadwalk service trips including Steens Mountain, Siskiyous, and Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
  • Advocating for wild lands and climate change across the west: writing letters, attending lobbying days at the Capitol, attending public rallies, etc. for wild lands and climate change issues.
  • Having FUN at local events and with two other Oregon Broadbands at their events.

Oregon-wolf_ODFWBroadlights:

We have participated in/sponsored several public events to educate the public about wild lands issues, wilderness, wolves, and timber issues.

An event co-sponsored with OSU: a Science Pub at the Majestic Theatre about the role of wolves in ecosystems, presented by Christina Eisenberg, author of The Carnivore Way. More than 100 people attended and we had a table and sign up for our group in the lobby.

We presented a “Women in Wilderness” art exhibit, in Brownsville at the Brownsville Arts Center in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014.

Wishlist:

  • Looking for a local unprotected old growth area to champion!
  • We need stewardship projects!

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