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    Broads Blog, August 2022—It’s Time to Put the 1872 Mining Law Out of Its Misery

    It’s Time to Put the 1872 Mining Law Out of Its Misery August 2022 By Jason Vaughn The 1872 Mining Law, covering mineral extraction on public lands, is old. Absurdly old. Some might even say comically old—except that the impacts still being felt some 150 years after it was signed into law by President Ulysses […]

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  • Broads Logo

    Broads Logo Here is a .jpg copy of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness logo to use in your email and social media outreach for the Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon (click image for full-size version): Great Old Broads for Wilderness Logo (1.4MB)

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  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness Announces Sara Husby as New Executive Director

    Great Old Broads for Wilderness Announces Sara Husby as New Executive Director   Durango, CO—Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is pleased to announce that Sara Husby has been named the organization’s next Executive Director.   Sara takes over for Executive Director Shelley Silbert, who retired after nearly 10 years at the helm of the [...]

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  • Border Wall DHS Remediation Plan Sample Phone Script

    Sample Phone Script—DHS Border Wall Remediation Plan In their newly-updated border remediation plan, the Department of Homeland Security has decided to use money from 2020 to continue funding stadium lights, cameras, and detection technology in areas where physical barriers were previously constructed.   This puts approximately 455 miles of the southwestern border at severe risk […]

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  • DHS Border Wall Remediation Plan Fact Sheet

    DHS Border Wall Remediation Plan Fact Sheet The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an update on its border remediation plan, and it’s not good! On July 11, 2022, DHS announced plans to install or complete lighting on existing 30’ border wall.  This puts approximately one-quarter (455 miles) of the southwestern border at severe risk […]

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  • Broads Blog, July 2022—Time is Running Out for Oak Flat

    Time is Running Out for Oak Flat July 2022 By Jason Vaughn In Apache legend, Oak Flat in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest is a “blessed place” that is home to the Ga’an—or the messengers between the people and Usen, the creator. The Apache have lived on this land, which they call Chi’Chil’Ba’Goteel (“a broad place […]

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  • Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Fundraising Tips

    Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Fundraising Tips Here are some great tips to help make your Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon fundraising effort a WILD success!  1) GET THE BALL ROLLING Nobody likes to be first. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get your fundraising off to a good start by making the [...]

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  • Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon FAQs

    Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Frequently Asked Questions WHAT IS  MILES FOR THE WILD HIKE-A-THON? Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon is a community fundraising event that gives hikers the opportunity to raise funds for Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Throughout September, Hike-a-thon participants hike, share stories of their outdoor adventures, and raise funds that directly [...]

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  • Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Thank You Notes

    Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Thank You Notes Here are a couple of sample thank you notes for your Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon sponsors. Please personalize them to reflect your experience—relay a fun story about your hike-a-thon adventure, or tell them about the number of miles you were able to complete, and the total [...]

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  • Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Sample Social Media Posts

    Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon Sample Social Media Posts Here are some helpful samples to help launch your Miles for the Wild Hike-a-thon campaign on Facebook or Twitter. Note: Photos get more attention! Make sure to include a photo of you hiking in your social media posts. It will show up in more people's feeds [...]

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