Educate, Engage, Act!  Be a Leader for Change.

What is a Broadband?

Find Your Local Broadband

Broadbands are regional or local chapters across the country formed to address specific issues or concerns related to Broads’ mission to preserve and protect Wilderness and wild lands.

These chapters are made up of passionate and dedicated Broads and Bros of diverse backgrounds and ages, with a fire for change and a love for the land. Find your local Broadband or check out Broadband News to see what our Broads have been up to.

Have Fun Doing Serious Work

Focused on education, advocacy, outreach, and collaborative stewardship projects—humor and joy play a fundamental role in our work. Broadband members share stories, experiences, and passions; creating deep connections to each other and the land that lead to stronger Broadbands and stronger advocacy.

As for activities, there’s something for everyone:

  • Educational events, lectures, films, or book clubs.
  • Stewardship projects to monitor and collect data, build/maintain trails, remove invasive plants, etc.
  • Attend public meetings, write letters, organize or participate in protests or rallies.
  • Work with land management agencies and political leaders.
  • Represent Broads at local events, make presentations, or attend gatherings.
  • Lead hikes, enjoy happy hour, or take road trips.
  • Host local Broadwalk or Broadwork events.

Event Calendar

Find an event and connect with other Broads

Broadband Event

From group hikes to education and activism, there are more than 34 active broadbands across the country. Look at our Broadband Events to see if something is happening near you.

Broadband Events

Joining is Easy!

Join Broads!

Whether you have a deep passion for exploring wild lands, a fire for stirring things up as an advocate, or a love for connecting others with issues that you care about, there is a place for you with Broads. Once you join, we’ll refer you to your closest Broadband so you can meet like-minded folks, explore new areas, and get involved in local or regional issues that are important to you!

Find a Broadband

Check out our Broadband Directory to find your local Broadband or contact us to find out what kind of grassroots advocacy is happening in your neck of the woods.

Start or Lead a Broadband

ARE YOU READY FOR A DEEPER COMMITMENT?

If there isn’t an active Broadband in your region and you’d like to start one, please contact us. We help people all over the country start Broadbands, build membership, and create action.

Each broadband has a leader or co-leaders that fuel the momentum of their teams by providing support, leadership, and resources needed to hit the ground running. Here’s the Broadband Leader position description.

To start a Broadband, think about the following:

  • What issues do I care about? Where is my fire?
  • What are current conservation challenges facing my region?
  • What might we do to create change around these issues?
  • Who do I know that is interested and that I can recruit to help get a group going

Do you…

  • Display “Broadness” (fierce passion for wild land protection, humor, inclusiveness, open to diverse input).
  • Practice strong communication skills and the ability to work with volunteers.
  • Have prior conservation or wilderness knowledge, or a desire to learn and share.

If you answered yes to these and would like to know more, take a look at our Volunteer Broadband Leader Position Description. You can apply to be a Broadband Leader here.

Wilderness Advocacy Leadership Training
If you’re ready to take on a leadership position, we’ll provide you with solid training, support, mentorship, and the right tools. Our training for new leaders offers an intensive, fun, and engaging hands-on experience.

You’ll learn about:

  • Grassroots organizing and democratic action
  • Communication and leadership development
  • Lobbying, public engagement, and advocacy techniques
  • The history of Broads and Wilderness
  • Our public lands management agencies and how you can influence management.
  • How to plan events, activities, and campaigns alone or in partnership with others.
  • How to document observations and collect data in the field.
  • Public lands issues related to the impacts of grazing, roads and off-road vehicles, oil, gas, and mineral development, climate change, and more.
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Apply to become a Broadband Leader!

Attend a Boot Camp and start kicking butt for Wilderness.

For questions about how to attend a boot camp please contact Lauren at 970-385-9577 or lauren@greatoldbroads.org.  You can also, fill out the application online and we will be in touch with you shortly.